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doomsman

[ doomz-muhn ]
/ ˈdumz mən /
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noun, plural dooms·men.
Archaic. a judge.
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Origin of doomsman

First recorded in 1150–1200; early Middle English domes man “man of judgment”; see doom, 's1, -man
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