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sergeant at arms

noun
1.
an executive officer of a legislative or other body, whose duty it is to enforce its commands, preserve order, etc.
Origin of sergeant at arms
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for sergeant at arms

sergeant at arms

noun
1.
an officer of a legislative or fraternal body responsible for maintaining internal order
2.
(formerly) an officer who served a monarch or noble, esp as an armed attendant
Also sergeant, serjeant at arms, serjeant
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