special constable


special constable
A civilian sworn in to aid a constable in preserving the peace.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • special constable — A person sworn in by the justices to preserve the peace, or to execute warrants in special circumstances • • • Main Entry: ↑constable special constable see under ↑constable • • • Main Entry: ↑special * * * special constable UK US noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Special constable — Constable Con sta*ble (k[o^]n st[.a]*b l or k[u^]n st[.a]*b l), n. [OE. conestable, constable, a constable (in sense 1), OF. conestable, F. conn[ e]table, LL. conestabulus, constabularius, comes stabuli, orig., count of the stable, master of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Special constable — Special Spe cial, a. [L. specialis, fr. species a particular sort, kind, or quality: cf. F. sp[ e]cial. See {Species}, and cf. {Especial}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; constituting a species or sort. [1913 Webster] A special is called by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • special constable — n someone in Britain who sometimes works as a police officer without being paid, and who also has another main job …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • special constable — ► NOUN ▪ (in the UK) a person who is trained to act as a police officer on particular occasions, especially in times of emergency …   English terms dictionary

  • Special constable — A special (police) constable (SC or SPC) is a law enforcement officer who is not a regular member of a police force, but is a member of a volunteer police auxiliary. Many police departments are complemented by a Special Constabulary, members of… …   Wikipedia

  • special constable — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms special constable : singular special constable plural special constables British someone who is not regularly employed as a police officer, but who has special training to help the police if they need extra… …   English dictionary

  • special constable — noun A volunteer police officer …   Wiktionary

  • special constable — noun (in the UK) a person who is trained to act as a police officer on particular occasions, especially in times of emergency …   English new terms dictionary

  • special constable — noun (C) someone in Britain who has an ordinary job, but is sometimes employed as a police officer when the police need more help …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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