lawman

[ law-man, -muhn ]
/ ˈlɔˌmæn, -mən /

noun, plural law·men [law-men, -muhn]. /ˈlɔˌmɛn, -mən/.

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

Definition for lawman (2 of 2)

Lawman
[ law-muhn ]
/ ˈlɔ mən /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lawman

lawman
/ (ˈlɔːmən) /

noun plural -men

mainly US an officer of the law, such as a policeman or sheriff
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