from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An officer of an household.
  • n. A man of the highest military rank in certain countries.
  • n. A herald.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A military officer of high rank; a marshal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of marshal: used archaically, especially with reference to a marshal of France.


From Old French mareschal meaning horse ("mare") + servant ("schal"). (Wiktionary)



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