[law-man, -muh n]
- an officer of the law, as a sheriff or police officer.
Origin of lawman
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Related Wordsdetective, deputy, policeman, constable, officer, marshal, trooper, sheriff, patrolman, fuzz, policewoman, lawman, flatfoot, cop, patrolwoman, MP, carabiniere, flic, gendarme
Examples from the Web for lawman
Like Olyphant, he had his first big break as a lawman, albeit a corrupt one, in the FX series The Shield.Justified: Talking to Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins
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Can this lawman save his hide and win the heart of the beautiful Ava (Joelle Carter)?The Best and Worst TV Shows of the Year
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The federal civil-rights case against notorious Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio may not be his biggest legal headache.Crackdown on a Renegade Sheriff
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But Skapti, the lawman, followed Raven, and his father and other kinsmen of his.
Blacktooth sat in his booth and by him sat Gizur his son the Lawman.Eric Brighteyes
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But when the King came to table he asked where was lawman Emund.The Red True Story Book
"Nevertheless, I should like much to know what he paid for it," said the Lawman.
It has happened that the Lawman also has seen the Skraellings!
- mainly US an officer of the law, such as a policeman or sheriff
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Word Origin and History for lawman
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