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A law enforcement officer, such as a sheriff, who is responsible for maintaining civil peace.
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a civil officer appointed to preserve the public peace, as a sheriff or constable.
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A person whose job is to enforce the law and keep the peace, such as a sheriff.
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|Noun||1.||peace officer - 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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