Constable and Police


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Constable noun – A member of a force charged with law enforcement at the local level.
Usage example: reported the crime to the local constable

Police is a synonym for constable in law topic. In some cases you can use "Police" instead a noun "Constable", when it comes to topics like policeman, police officer.
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Police noun – A body of officers of the law.
Usage example: the National Guard will serve as backup for the metropolitan police in the event of violent protests

Constable is a synonym for police in law topic. You can use "Constable" instead a noun "Police", if it concerns topics such as policeman, police officer, lawman.
Nearby Words: policing, policed
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Both words in one sentence

  • Captain Ersatz In Community, Britta introduces Abed to long running British series Inspector Spacetime who is Captain Ersatz to Doctor Who with a constable instead of a companion, red telephone booth instead of a blue police call box and Blorgons instead of Daleks.
  • Series / The Thin Blue Line During the robbery, Constable Goody is mistaken for a prankster by people who assume he's too young to be a real police officer.
  • Blue-Collar Warlock On top of being a working-class guy (and, by his own admission, a bit of a nerd), he started out as a police officer before getting promoted to a detective constable and apprentice wizard.
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