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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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ToneMedia also brings Sergent back into the world of digital advertising; in 1994 he founded one of the first web agencies in France, Studio Grolier, and then launched Club-Internet, one of the first consumer Internet Service Providers ever launched in France.
Mais les pompiers semblaient hier jeudi matin avoir "reussi a maEtriser l'incendie dans la partie" oE se trouve ce deuxieme reservoir, a precise le sergent Swanton, "et je ne pense pas qu'il y ait encore du danger de ce cote".
Sergent is expected to participate in the 4,000 meters Individual Pursuit and 4,000 meters Team Pursuit events during the Delhi Games.
Al Jazira's many trading brands include such notable fashion names as Truworths, Fidel, Sergent Major and Indigo Nation; its restaurants include Chai CafE[umlaut], Mex Chic Inn and Zyng Asian Grill, and it has recently opened the Sanrio gift store in Bahrain.
Bill Sergent, chairman of the Noel Chavasse Victoria Cross Memorial Association, said: "We couldn't go on for ever, so the idea is that once it's up people will appreciate it and we can finish the little way we still have to go.
There was no immediate reaction from the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki but the American army staff sergent, who pumped bullets into the Koran and wrote graffiti inside it, has already been removed from Iraq.
1976 Promoter Bill Sergent offered the Beatles EUR30 million to reform.
Groomsmen included John Danko III of Tucson; Christopher Harris of Knoxville; Christopher Jones of Baltimore; Jeffrey Moon of Nashville; Brandon Sergent of Atlanta; and Michael Monday of Brentwood, Tennessee, brother of the groom.
Martyn Sergent, who runs Belvoir's offices in Windsor Court, Windsor Street, Stratford, has been presented with an award by managing director Mike Goddard for being one of the company's top-performing franchises last year.
Les deputes ont egalement souligne les 50 annees de service du major-general Maurice Gaston (Gus) Cloutier, sergent d'armes a la Chambre des communes.
On target were Darren Jackson (three), Kenny Sergent, Chris Darling, Raj Mawee and Leon O'Regan.
The translation is complemented by two extensive introductions, one by Bernard Sergent, itself an admirable precis of Jaina history and doctrine, and one by the two translators, more specifically devoted to Yogindu and his contribution to the evolution of Jainism.