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lawman

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noun law·man \ˈlȯ-mən\

Simple Definition of lawman

  • : someone (such as a sheriff or marshal) whose job is to make sure that people obey the law

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lawman

  1. :  a law-enforcement officer (as a sheriff or marshal)

Examples of lawman in a sentence

  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>



1944

First Known Use of lawman

1944



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