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Constable

John. 1776--1837, English landscape painter, noted particularly for his skill in rendering atmospheric effects of changing light
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Among the formations from loanwords are constableship 'the office of a governor or a warden of a castle' (1438), portershipe 'the office of a doorkeeper or gatekeeper' (1450), botelership 'the position of a cupbearer' (1462), empireship 'the position or status of an emperor' (1470) and officialshipe 'a position as an ecclesiastical official' (1475).
(31) Many reformers believed that the current system of policing was inadequate to control immorality; the private system of prosecution and the voluntary nature of constableship meant that the laws against morality were rarely enforced.