Constable vs Myrmidon - What's the difference?

constable | myrmidon |


As nouns the difference between constable and myrmidon

is that constable is (british|nz) a police officer ranking below sergeant in most british/new zealand police forces (see also chief constable) while myrmidon is a soldier or a subordinate civil officer who executes orders of a superior without protest or pity; -- sometimes applied to bailiffs, constables, etc.

constable

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (British, NZ) A police officer ranking below sergeant in most British/New Zealand police forces. (See also chief constable).
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=As soon as Julia returned with a constable , Timothy, who was on the point of exhaustion, prepared to give over to him gratefully. The newcomer turned out to be a powerful youngster, fully trained and eager to help, and he stripped off his tunic at once.}}
  • Officer of a noble court in the middle ages, usually a senior army commander. (See also marshal).
  • (US) Public officer, usually at municipal level, responsible for maintaining order or serving writs and court orders.
  • (Channel Islands) A elected head of a parish (also known as a )
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * constabulary

    myrmidon

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A soldier or a subordinate civil officer who executes orders of a superior without protest or pity (sometimes applied to bailiffs, constables, etc).
  • *1842', "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (a play by George Dibden Pitt based on an existing story) at Act III, Scene II:
    Tobias (to Jonas Fogg, manager of a madhouse): "I will die ere I submit to you or your vile '
    myrmidons
    ."
  • *1934 , edition, ISBN 0553278193, pages 177–178:
  • See also

    * catchpole, catchpoll