Simple Definition of lawman
: someone (such as a sheriff or marshal) whose job is to make sure that people obey the law
Full Definition of lawman
: a law-enforcement officer (as a sheriff or marshal)
Examples of lawman in a sentence
Wyatt Earp was a famous American lawman of the Wild West.
<as the rural county's chief lawman, the sheriff has to patrol a vast area with only minimal manpower>
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