Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or consisting of constables.

Part of speech: noun

Constables collectively; a military police force.

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Usage examples "constabulary":

  1. I noticed, however, that the Native Constabulary seemed to be taking the end of the world mighty calm, which looked like they had been tipped off ahead for something quite different. - "Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas", Lloyd Osbourne.
  2. The constabulary were mostly prisoners of the crown. - "The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)", John West.
  3. The manners of the rural constabulary had long ceased to amuse him. - "A Tale of a Lonely Parish", F. Marion Crawford.