Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A law officer, such as a sheriff or marshal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A man authorized to declare the law.
  • noun One of a body of aristocrats who held magisterial office in towns of Danish origin in early England.
  • noun A lawyer.

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  • noun US An officer of the law, such as a sheriff or marshal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an officer of the law

Etymologies

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law +‎ -man

Examples

  • The three-term lawman was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to 5½ years in prison.

    FOXNews.com

  • The three-term lawman once dubbed "America's Sheriff" was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • A Phoenix police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday to a second-degree murder charge for the on-duty shooting death of an unarmed suspect, whose father called the lawman an "evil cop."

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • A Phoenix police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday to a second-degree murder charge for the on-duty shooting death of an unarmed suspect, whose father called the lawman an "evil cop."

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • A Phoenix police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday to a second-degree murder charge for the on-duty shooting death of an unarmed suspect, whose father called the lawman an "evil cop."

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • PHOENIX - A Phoenix police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday to a second-degree murder charge for the on-duty shooting death of an unarmed suspect, whose father called the lawman an

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • At the time, Kellog's sponsored the WILD BILL HICKOK television series with Madison starring as tghe titled lawman and Devine as his pal, Jingles.

    WN.com - Articles related to Online Games New Marketing Tool For Unhealthy Foods

  • A Phoenix police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday to a second-degree murder charge for the on-duty shooting death of an unarmed suspect, whose father called the lawman an "evil cop."

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • At the time, Kellog's sponsored the WILD BILL HICKOK television series with Madison starring as tghe titled lawman and Devine as his pal, Jingles.

    WN.com - Articles related to Online Games New Marketing Tool For Unhealthy Foods

  • A Phoenix police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday to a second-degree murder charge for the on-duty shooting death of an unarmed suspect, whose father called the lawman an "evil cop."

    The Seattle Times

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  • Means "lunatic" in Surinamese.

    July 13, 2009