noun, plural place·men. British.
Examples from the Web for placemen
They are a nation of placemen; they are a commonwealth without a people; they are a state made up wholly of magistrates.
The sole connexion of the islands was between Whitehall and the Castle—between power and placemen—between cabinets and viceroys.
The Tories hooted the two placemen who were raising great estates out of the plunder of the poor overburdened nation.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The placemen, who were denounced as one of the great abuses of the time, were rewarded for voting power not for literary merit.English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century|Leslie Stephen
There are no patriots now: only partisans and placemen—but that is another tale.The Old Inns of Old England, Volume I (of 2)|Charles G. Harper