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A law officer, such as a sheriff or marshal.
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n, pl -men
(Professions) chiefly US an officer of the law, such as a policeman or sheriff
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n., pl. -men (-ˌmɛn, -mən)
an officer of the law, as a sheriff or police officer.
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|Noun||1.||lawman - an officer of the law |
attorney general - the chief law officer of a country or state
border patrolman - someone who patrols the borders of a country
constable - a lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff
marshal, marshall - a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
sheriff - the principal law-enforcement officer in a county
solicitor general - a law officer appointed to assist an attorney general
Ranger, Texas Ranger - a member of the Texas state highway patrol; formerly a mounted lawman who maintained order on the frontier
warden - the chief official in charge of a prison
warder - a person who works in a prison and is in charge of prisoners
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