The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Twenty-Three – Vocabulary

Today’s vocab word is another one that is used to describe one of the main character’s in the chapter (similar to hermit from before). Our vocab word for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 23 is…

CONSTABLE

Keep reading or watch the video below see how the word ‘constable’ is used in The Prince and the Pauper.

CONSTABLE

DEFINITION

(n.) a police officer, usually with limited power
FACTS/CHARACTERISTICS

Duties may vary by state now in U.S.
EXAMPLES

cop
peace officer
patrol(wo)man
NON-EXAMPLES

civilian
criminal

Etymology

  • Language of Origin: Latin
  • comes stabuli, = “officer of the stable”

Sentences/Additional Forms

  • Straightforward sentence: The kids quickly stopped fighting when they saw the constable walk around the corner.
  • Sentence from the chapter: “The crowd fell apart to admit a constable, who approached and was about to lay his hand upon the King’s shoulder” (p. 143)
  • Other forms: N/A

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References

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/constable

https://www.met.police.uk/car/careers/met/police-officer-roles/police-constable/overview/

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