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.
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.
A lawyer of the highest rank, answering to the doctor of the civil law; -- called also serjeant at law.
A title sometimes given to the servants of the sovereign; as, sergeant surgeon, that is, a servant, or attendant, surgeon.
In the U.S. Army or Marine Corps, the rank immediately above Corporal.
A servant who accompanies his lord to battle, or a horseman of lower status used as light cavalry. Also means a type of tenure in service of a nonknightly character is owed a lord. Such persons might carry the lords banner, serve in the wine cellar, make bows/arrows or any other dozen occupations. Sergeants pay the feudal dues of wardship, marriage, and relief but are exempt from scutage (nonknightly). (MEDIEV-L. Medieval Terms) Mounted and armoured soldier below the rank of knight. (Wise, Terence. Medieval Warfare, 251) Related terms: Sergeanty
A servant who accompanied his lord to battle, a horseman of lower status used as light cavalry, or a type of tenure in service of a non-knightly character who might have carried the lord's banner, served in the wine cellar, or made bows and arrows. Sergeants paid the feudal dues of wardship, marriage, and relief, but were exempt from scutage.
A local officer appointed for specific duty, usually in a corps.
a king's officer, with military duties
Servant who accompanied his lord to battle, or a horseman of lower status used as light cavalry. Also meant a type of non knightly "tenure in service" owed to a lord. Such persons might carry the lord's banner, serve in the wine cellar, make bows/arrows or any of a dozen other occupations. Sergeants paid the feudal dues of wardship, marriage, and relief but were exempt from scutage (non knightly).
A baronial rank earned by the successful completion of a series of trials and competence in the are of heavy combat.
any of several noncommissioned officer ranks in the army or air force or marines ranking above a corporal
a lawman with the rank of sergeant
an English barrister of the highest rank
A non-commissioned officer above the rank of Corporal. Sergeants may hold speciality positions in a regiment such as, trumpter, farrier, instructor, armourer, or pioneer for example.
The [a] needed in both syllables of this word has been pushed to the back of the line. Remember that, and the fact that [e] is used in both syllables, and you can write your sergeant without fear of misspelling his rank.
First Sergeant Master Sergeant Gunnery Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant (U.S. Marine Corps)
Sergeant is a rank used in some form by most militaries, police forces, and other uniformed organisations around the world. Its origins are the Latin serviens, "one who serves", through the French term Sergent.
Sergeant (Sgt) is a rank awarded after 15 months of conscript training as leader of 5-7 men (Swedish Cavalry). The rank is also used by the Home Defense as a teamleader rank of 5-7 men.