SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

sergeant-at-arms.

1. Hist. An armed officer attending a sovereign.

2. An officer the Crown assigns to attend a session of Parliament.

3. A legislative officer charged with maintaining order and serving notices and process on behalf of the legislative body and its committees. [Cases: States 32. C.J.S. States ¡ì¡ì 48¨C50.]

4. Parliamentary law. An officer charged with helping keep order in a meeting under the chair’s direction. ¡ª Also spelled (in senses 1, 2 & 4) serjeant-at-arms. ¡ª Also termed (in sense 4) warden; warrant officer.


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