sergeant at arms

an executive officer of a legislative or other body, whose duty it is to enforce its commands, preserve order, etc.

1350–1400; Middle English Unabridged
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sergeant at arms
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

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