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Definition of Sergeant

Sergeant

  1. Formerly, in England, an officer nearly answering to the more modern bailiff of the hundred; also, an officer whose duty was to attend on the king, and on the lord high steward in court, to arrest traitors and other offenders. He is now called sergeant-at-arms, and two of these officers, by allowance of the sovereign, attend on the houses of Parliament (one for each house) to execute their commands, and another attends the Court Chancery.
  2. In a company, battery, or troop, a noncommissioned officer next in rank above a corporal, whose duty is to instruct recruits in discipline, to form the ranks, etc.
  3. A lawyer of the highest rank, answering to the doctor of the civil law; -- called also serjeant at law.
  4. A title sometimes given to the servants of the sovereign; as, sergeant surgeon, that is, a servant, or attendant, surgeon.
  5. The cobia.

Sergeant Quotations

The sergeant is the Army.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

My dad was a big admirer of Sergeant York stories from the First World War.
Clint Eastwood

If you grew up in a household with a football coach who looks like a drill sergeant, you would think you would be tough.
Brett Favre

A coquette is like a recruiting sergeant, always on the lookout for fresh victims.
Douglas Jerrold

Love makes me vulnerable. In business I'm tough on myself - I'm like a drill sergeant. If I'm down, I'm used to getting right back up, but when it comes to love, your heart can't do that.
Nicole Scherzinger
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Sergeant Translations

sergeant in Dutch is sergeant
sergeant in French is sergent
sergeant in German is Feldwebel
sergeant in Spanish is sargento

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