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sergeant at arms
used in Henry VIII

2 uses
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Definition
someone responsible for enforcing order at a meeting
  • ...of Canterbury alone; after him, the Bishops of Lincoln, Ely, Rochester, and Saint Asaph; next them, with some small distance, follows a Gentleman bearing the purse, with the great seal, and a cardinal's hat; then two Priests, bearing each silver cross; then a Gentleman Usher bareheaded, accompanied with a Sergeant-at-arms bearing a silver mace; then two Gentlemen bearing two great silver pillars; after them, side by side, the two Cardinals; two Noblemen with the sword and mace.
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — A hall in Black-Friars (4% in)
  • [Enter Brandon, a Sergeant-at-arms before him, and two or three of the Guard.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — London. An ante-chamber in the palace (88% in)

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