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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Officers of court whose duty it is to preserve order.

Usage examples (31)
  • Dr Ginwala and Senator Coetsee also paid tribute to the retiring sergeants-at-arms of the National Assembly and Senate, Mr Johan
  • Gradually the catcalls and boos died away as several self-appointed sergeants-at-arms persuaded a few hot-headed individuals to sit down.
  • Mr. Miles had started to go on the platform to announce this collection and the sergeants-at-arms proceeded to their various places to get instructions, and I went to...
  • Mr. Miles, state treasurer of the party, had called together Mr. Heyl, Mr. Davidson and some of the sergeants-at-arms and was making arrangements to take up a collection... for more
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