Sergeant or serjeant

SERGEANT or SERJEANT, Eng. law. An officer in the courts of the highest grade among the practitioners of the law.

SERGEANT or SERJEANT, in the army. An inferior officer of a company of foot, or troop of dragoons appointed to see discipline observed, to teach the soldiers the exercise of their arms, and to order, straighten and form ranks, files, &c.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.