byrlawman

noun byr·law·man \ˈbirˌlȯmən, ˈbiəˌl-\

Definition of byrlawman

plural

byrlawmen

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of byrlawman

Middle English, from birlawe + man


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