from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A law officer, such as a sheriff or marshal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An officer of the law, such as a sheriff or marshal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man authorized to declare the law.
- n. One of a body of aristocrats who held magisterial office in towns of Danish origin in early England.
- n. A lawyer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an officer of the law
law + -man (Wiktionary)