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lawman

noun law·man \ˈl-mən\

: 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

  1. Wyatt Earp was a famous American lawman of the Wild West.
  2. <as the rural county's chief lawman, the sheriff has to patrol a vast area with only minimal manpower>

First Known Use of LAWMAN

1944

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