Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A law officer, such as a sheriff or marshal.

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  • 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

Etymologies

law +‎ -man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The three-term lawman once dubbed "America's Sheriff" was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison.

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  • The three-term lawman was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to 5½ years in prison.

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  • At the time, Kellog's sponsored the WILD BILL HICKOK television series with Madison starring as tghe titled lawman and Devine as his pal, Jingles.

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  • A Phoenix police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday to a second-degree murder charge for the on-duty shooting death of an unarmed suspect, whose father called the lawman an "evil cop."

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  • PHOENIX - A Phoenix police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday to a second-degree murder charge for the on-duty shooting death of an unarmed suspect, whose father called the lawman an

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  • Thursday to a second-degree murder charge for the on-duty shooting death of an unarmed suspect, whose father called the lawman an "evil cop."

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  • - A Phoenix police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday to a second-degree murder charge for the on-duty shooting death of an unarmed suspect, whose father called the lawman an "evil cop."

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  • He believed the lawman was the answer to our prayers.

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  • Wurl said his greatest asset as a lawman is his detective work.

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  • He was in 1294 made a "lawman" in Iceland, and died in Norway in 1334.

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  • Means "lunatic" in Surinamese.

    July 13, 2009