sergeant (n.) Old form(s): Serieant
sheriff's officer, enforcer, arresting officer
CE IV.ii.55[Dromio of Syracuse to Adriana] if any hour meet a sergeant 'a turns back for very fear
CE IV.ii.60[Dromio of Syracuse to Adriana, of time] If 'a be in debt and theft, and a sergeant in the way
Ham V.ii.330[Hamlet to all] this fell sergeant, Death, / Is strict in his arrest
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