Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A provincial marshal in Prussia and some other parts of the German Empire.
- n. The speaker or presiding officer of the first Chamber of the Swedish Diet.
“After the sermon, the coffin was lifted up and lowered into the vault, and the signet-ring of his Highness broken by the land-marshal, and flung upon the coffin.”
“The land-marshal, with his black marshal's staff, alone; then the pages, three and three, in mourning cloaks, and faces covered with black taffety up to their noses.”
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