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- n. The qualities, role, or position of a sergeant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The office of sergeant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office of a sergeant or serjeant.
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Her mother replied that policemen were greatly sought after as husbands for several reasons -- firstly, they were big men, and big men are always good to look upon; secondly, their social standing was very high and their respectability undoubted; thirdly, a policeman's pay was such as would bring comfort to any household which was not needlessly and criminally extravagant; and this was often supplemented in a variety of ways which rumor only hinted at: there was also the safe prospect of a pension and the possibility of a sergeantship, where the emoluments were very great: and fourthly, a policeman, being subjected for many years to a rigorous discipline, would likely make a nice and obedient husband.