noun Army and Marine Corps.
a captain or lieutenant serving in a company.
Marshal vs. MartialWhile the words are pronounced the same, they do have different meanings. Martial is an adjective that describes things related to war. A marshal is a police or military officer. Martial can only be used as an adjective, but marshal can be used as either a noun or a verb, but not an adjective. “But what about marshall?” you ask? We’ll get to that in …
Origin of company officer
First recorded in 1835–45
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