from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A constable, or an under-constable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (O. Eng. Law) An under constable.
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I know my remedy: I must go fetch the third-borough.
Rumboll, at th 'back, been bidden by th' third-borough to get hersen into service presently, under pain of a whipping, and Mary Quinton, up yon, to do th 'same within a month, at her peril.