• WordNet 3.6
    • n marshalship the post of marshall
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Marshalship The office of a marshal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n marshalship The office or dignity of a marshal; the state of being a marshal; also, the term of office of a marshal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Marshalship office of marshal
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mareschal (Fr. maréchal); from Old High Ger. marah, a horse, schalh (Ger. schalk), a servant.


In literature:

When one gets a Marshalship, one becomes more and more stark.
"The Ward of King Canute" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
He held his marshalship under a Judge King of Jacksonville, Florida.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Norfolk was angry because, during the last Welsh campaign, Edward had suspended him from the exercise of the marshalship.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
I had a deputy marshalship all lined up for you if that hadn't happened.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
Collectorships of ports, marshalships and numerous positions of honor have all along been held by Negroes.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
Porter has resigned his provost marshalship, and is again succeeded by Capt.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Besides, Meek had out-grown the marshalship, and aspired to become a legislator at the next June election.
"Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier" by Frances Fuller Victor