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a. (in Britain) a police officer ranking between constable and inspector
b. (in the US) a police officer ranking below a captain
3. a court or municipal officer who has ceremonial duties
4. (formerly) a tenant by military service, not of knightly rank



a military rank in the armed forces of the USSR and many other countries. In Russia the rank of sergeant dates from the 17th century in regiments formed on the West European model and in the Russian Army before 1798. In the USSR the ranks of junior sergeant, sergeant, and senior sergeant were introduced in 1940.

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Other attractions include a production of "An Occurrence at Oak Tree Hotel: Seargent Prentiss, Redemption, and the Trial of the Bed Bug," featuring 7th Circuit Court District Judge Bobby Delaughter.
Last year one of her closest friends, Sue Seargent, took part in the Race For Life, inspired by her.
The Green's Trevor Seargent was down a point at 35 per cent while Gerry Adams' popularity was unchanged at 48 per cent.
Present at today's ceremony, Alpha-1 affected Terri Seargent epitomizes what can happen when am employer has access to an employee's personal medical information.
Bala's Ian Sheridan tackles Chris Seargent of TNS during the Welsh Premier League Cup final, which TNS won 3-0
The game was always going to be important as the First Division's bottom two sides went in search of only their second victory of the season, and it was SKELMANTHORPE who came out on top with striKes from Bradley Geldart (2), Charlie Seargent and Tom Radley helping them to a 4-1 victory.
Also on the bill are Adam Beyer, Jooris Doorn, Claude VonStroke, Chase & Status, Skream & Seargent Pokes plus local heroes Luke Carr and Wandy and the magnificent Futurebound.
Air Force Senior Airman Nicholas Wong has achieved rank of staff seargent.
Bangor had chances in the first half before taking the lead in the first minute of the second period when Peter Hoy's long throw from the right was flicked on and Chris Seargent bundled in from close range.
Lee Kirton, Su Lowe; Rosie Knight, Lynne Seeds; Lynsey Meill, Nina Tomlinson; Rob and Pamela Whittington; Katie Hughes; Adam Whybrow, Louise Wallis; Julie Danze, Cheryl Thomas, De Marshall, Ian Pepper, Leanne Seargent, Tal Withington, Yvonne Howell, Phil Howell; Alastair Drake, Richard Bradshaw, Richard Hurst; Lorraine Walton, Sally Britten, Lucy Whitehead, Jo Kirton; Sylvia Hawkley, Jane Hurley, Sue Robinson
1, Joanne Metcalf (N), Highwell Rialto, 27; 2, Fiona Lowry (N), Hidden By Shadows, 20; 3, Vicky Owen (N), Lady In Red II, 18; 4, Janet Norton, Carly, 13; 5, Liz Pickering, Seargent Pepper, 11; 6, Sherie Took, Chiquito, 11; 7, Michelle Graham (N), Mini Murphy, 7; 8, Gill Gillbertson (N), Heatherwick Sunrise, 7; 9, Gemma Dresser, Jumbleye, 7; 10, Heather Moran, William Delaney, 6; 11th.
Among the 54 players entered are Newport's former world amateur champion Ian Preece, ex-professionals Ian Seargent (Bargoed), Mark Fenton (Swansea) and Phil Williams (Llanelli) and former Welsh champ David Bell (Barry).