Definition of sub-constable in English:

sub-constable

noun

historical
  • An officer immediately subordinate to a constable; an under-constable; a deputy constable.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Acts of Parliament. From sub- + constable, probably after post-classical Latin subconstabularius (frequently from 1264 in British sources), subconestabulus under-constable (of a castle). Compare Anglo-Norman southeconstable.

Pronunciation

sub-constable

/ˌsʌbˈkʌnstəbl//ˌsʌbˈkɒnstəbl/