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lawman

[law-man, -muh n]
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noun, plural law·men [law-men, -muh n] /ˈlɔˌmɛn, -mən/.
  1. an officer of the law, as a sheriff or police officer.
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Origin of lawman

before 1000; Middle English laweman, earlier lageman, Old English lahmann. See law1, -man

Lawman

[law-muh n]
noun
  1. Layamon.
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lawman

noun plural -men
  1. mainly US an officer of the law, such as a policeman or sheriff
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Word Origin and History for lawman

n.

1530s, "lawyer," from law + man (n.). Meaning "law-enforcement officer" is from 1865. There is an Anglo-Latin lagamannus "magistrate" from early 12c.

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