Latin for "attendant to the stables", during the Roman Empire, he was responsible for keeping the King's horses. The title was usually offered to a high ranking police officer, marshal or peace maker.
1.) The good old fashion camp follower was a true prize. She was the wife or significant other of a 18th century soldier. She stood by her man and his company by nursing wounds, providing nourishment and wagon transportation if needed. These women were a part of the battalion and would risk their lives just to refill a canteen of water and march it on the battlefield. Too bad they don't make women like this anymore.
2.) A slut who provides “special” services for the military. She “camps” near military bases to pick up soldiers. She's like a military groupie looking to score with any officer and many gentlemen.