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CATCHPOLE, officer. A name formerly given to a sheriff's deputy, or to a constable, or other officer whose duty it is to arrest persons. He was a sort of serjeant. The word is not now in use as an official designation. Minshew ad verb.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.