Serjeant-at-arms

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A serjeant-at-arms, or sergeant-at-arms is an officer appointed by a deliberative body, usually a legislature, to keep order during its meetings.wikipedia
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Ceremonial mace

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Historically, serjeants-at-arms were armed men retained by English lords and monarchs, and the ceremonial maces with which they are associated were in origin a type of weapon.
The earliest ceremonial maces in France and England were practical weapons intended to protect the king's person, borne by the Sergeants-at-Arms, a royal bodyguard established in France by Philip II, and in England probably by Richard I, (c. 1180).

Sergeant

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The term "sergeant" can be given two main definitions; the first being a military rank and the other a governmental role.
A specific kind of military sergeant was the serjeant-at-arms, one of a body of armed men retained by English lords and monarchs.

Kevin Vickers

Although the position has become mostly ceremonial, during the 2014 shootings at Parliament Hill, Ottawa, the then Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons, Kevin M. Vickers, assisted RCMP officers in engaging the gunman.
He became world famous as the ninth Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons of Canada.

René Jalbert

René Jalbert, Sergeant-at-Arms of the National Assembly of Quebec, is also known for his role in ending Denis Lortie's killing spree in the Parliament Building on 8 May 1984 by constituting himself hostage and negotiating with the shooter for four hours.
René Marc Jalbert, (20 February 1921 – 21 January 1996) was a retired Canadian soldier and sergeant-at-arms of the National Assembly of Quebec, known for his role in ending Denis Lortie's killing spree in the Parliament Building on 8 May 1984.

Denis Lortie

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René Jalbert, Sergeant-at-Arms of the National Assembly of Quebec, is also known for his role in ending Denis Lortie's killing spree in the Parliament Building on 8 May 1984 by constituting himself hostage and negotiating with the shooter for four hours.
The National Assembly's Sergeant-at-Arms, René Jalbert, volunteered himself to serve as a hostage, and conversed with Lortie for several hours before convincing him to surrender to authorities.

Mace (bludgeon)

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Historically, serjeants-at-arms were armed men retained by English lords and monarchs, and the ceremonial maces with which they are associated were in origin a type of weapon.
They are carried in by the sergeant-at-arms or some other mace-bearers and displayed on the clerks' table while parliament is in session to show that a parliament is fully constituted.

House of Commons of Canada

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The Sergeant-at-Arms is the senior official of the House of Commons of Canada.
Another important officer is the Sergeant-at-Arms, whose duties include the maintenance of order and security on the House's premises and inside the buildings of the Parliamentary precinct.

House of Commons of the United Kingdom

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Around 1415, the British House of Commons received its first sergeant-at-arms.
Another officer of the House is the Serjeant-at-Arms, whose duties include the maintenance of law, order, and security on the House's premises.

House of Lords

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The House of Lords has a similar officer.
Black Rod also holds the office of Serjeant-at-Arms of the House of Lords, and in this capacity attends upon the Lord Speaker.

Senate of Liberia

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In addition to the president pro tempore, the Senate of Liberia elects a Secretary of the Senate, Assistant Secretary of the Senate and a Sergeant-at-Arms as officers of the Senate, though these positions are not held by sitting senators.
In addition to the president pro tempore, the Senate elects a Secretary of the Senate, Assistant Secretary of the Senate and a Sergeant-at-Arms as officers of the Senate, though these positions are not held by sitting senators.

Ronnie Abeysinghe

Ronnie Abeysinghe was the longest serving Serjeant-at-arms in the history of Sri Lanka.
He remained in the position for 26 years, a record for the most senior Serjeant-at-Arms of Parliament in the Commonwealth.

Major-general (Sri Lanka)

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On ceremonial occasions they would wear a uniform similar to a No. 1 Dress uniform of a Major General in the Sri Lanka Army, with varied gorget patchs and epaulette similar to a flag officer of the Sri Lanka Navy
The ceremonial uniform of the Serjeant-at-arms of the Sri Lankan Parliament would be similar to a No. 1 Dress uniform of a major general with varied gorget patchs and epaulette similar to a flag officer of the Sri Lanka Navy.

Royal Households of the United Kingdom

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Usually, members of the Royal Household who serve as serjeants-at-arms have had the office bestowed on them as a mark of distinction for long and meritorious service.
The Queen's Bargemaster, the Keeper of the Jewel House, the Serjeants-at-Arms, and the Warden and Marker of the Swans, perform less celebrated functions.

Serjeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons (United Kingdom)

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The Serjeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons is responsible for security matters concerning the House of Commons.
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Speaker of the House of Commons (United Kingdom)

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The Serjeant, whilst in the Commons overseeing proceedings, can also escort MPs out of the chamber by order of the Speaker of the House.
The procession includes the Doorkeeper, the Serjeant-at-Arms, the Speaker, a trainbearer, the Chaplain, and the Speaker's Private Secretary.

Deliberative assembly

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A serjeant-at-arms, or sergeant-at-arms is an officer appointed by a deliberative body, usually a legislature, to keep order during its meetings.

Legislature

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A serjeant-at-arms, or sergeant-at-arms is an officer appointed by a deliberative body, usually a legislature, to keep order during its meetings.

Latin

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The word "serjeant" is derived from the Latin serviens, which means "servant".

Flemish people

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Most notable medieval mercenaries fell into the 'sergeant' class, such as Flemish crossbowmen and spearmen, who were seen as reliable quality troops.

Britain in the Middle Ages

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The office originated in medieval England to serve the sovereign in a police role, much like a bailiff in more recent times.

Monarch

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The office originated in medieval England to serve the sovereign in a police role, much like a bailiff in more recent times. The sergeant-at-arms was a personal attendant upon the king, specially charged with arresting those suspected of treason.

Bailiff

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The office originated in medieval England to serve the sovereign in a police role, much like a bailiff in more recent times.

Bodyguard

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Indeed, the sergeants-at-arms constitute the oldest royal bodyguard in England, dating from the time of King Richard I (around 1189) as a formed body.

Richard I of England

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Indeed, the sergeants-at-arms constitute the oldest royal bodyguard in England, dating from the time of King Richard I (around 1189) as a formed body.

Treason

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The sergeant-at-arms was a personal attendant upon the king, specially charged with arresting those suspected of treason.