lawman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lawman an officer of the law
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lawman A man authorized to declare the law. Specifically— The chief citizen or first commoner of an ancient Scandinavian community or state, who was the spokesman of the people against the king and court at public assemblies, etc., the guardian of the law, and president both of the legislative body and of the law-courts.
    • n lawman One of a body of aristocrats who held magisterial office in towns of Danish origin in early England.
    • n lawman A lawyer.
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Usage

In literature:

The Lawman was Thorkell Mani, and the question was referred to him.
"Grettir The Strong" by Unknown
But Gizur the Lawman does not come, for Gizur was a coward.
"Eric Brighteyes" by H. Rider Haggard
The lawman has banished me from the district.
"The Thrall of Leif the Lucky" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
The lawman was asked if this was a lawful defence.
"The Story of Grettir The Strong" by Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris
Rafn the Lawman was then with the bishop, and prayed the bishop to spare the men; also he said he was afraid how things might go.
"Sutherland and Caithness in Saga-Time" by James Gray
Flosi asked Eyjolf if this could be good law, but he said he could not surely tell, but said the Lawman must settle this knotty point.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
Then he sought Folkvid the Lawman, with whom lived his half-sister Cecilia, and told him the same story.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The lawman, Thorkel, was summoned to decide to whom the whale belonged, and came to view it.
"Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race" by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
But when the King came to table he asked where was lawman Emund.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
No lawman from Canada to Mexico will even stay in the same town with me!
"The Draw" by Jerome Bixby
Then up rose Thorgny the Lawman.
"The Story of Norway" by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
Dr Vigfusson would ascribe its editing and completion to Sturla the Lawman, c. 1250.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
After I had warned you how the Lawman is holding you in the balance!
"The Vinland Champions" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
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In news:

Police Botched DUI Breath Test on Sun Valley Lawman .
Lawman Arrested in Muskegon Co. Wednesday, October 17, 2012 9 am EDT.
Fiona Apple's rant earns lawman 's wrath.
Lawman 's interview provides historical insight.
A lawman , gunman among 3 dead after shootout near Texas A&M.
A&E, Steven Seagal Resolve Multi-Million Dollar ' Lawman ' Suit.
Like a lawman , Larman comes to aid of purse-snatching victim.
Lawman Leather's Head of Assembly edging with an artist's brush.
A Lawman , Polite and Ready to Shoot.
Steven Seagal talks ' Lawman ' with Hoda and Kathie Lee on 'Today'.
Lawman on TV crime show.
A little taste of the Cold Steel American Lawman Review.
Cold Steel's American Lawman series was designed as a multi-functional knife capable of tackling the diverse needs of.
Embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi had a contentious first day back on the job on Wednesday, as the city's mayor continued to rebuke the lawman over a domestic violence conviction that nearly cost the sheriff his badge.
Kentucky man accused of killing lawman.
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