byrlawman

noun
byr·​law·​man | \ ˈbirˌlȯmən, ˈbiəˌl- \
plural byrlawmen

Definition of byrlawman

: a local officer appointed at a court leet in northern England or in Scotland to perform such duties as framing byrlaws and administering petty justice

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History and Etymology for byrlawman

Middle English, from birlawe + man

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“Byrlawman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/byrlawman. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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