lawman

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English laweman, laȝaman (as a man's name, Laȝamon, Layamon), from Old English lahmann, from Old Norse lǫgmaðr. In present use as a law-enforcement officer, law +‎ -man.[1]

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lawman ‎(plural lawmen)

  1. (law, historical) A lawspeaker: a declarer of the law.
  2. (law, historical) One of 12 magistrates in certain Danish boroughs of England empowered with soc and sac over their own households.
  3. (law, Orkney and Shetland) The presiding justice of the supreme court.
  4. (rare) A man of the law: a lawyer.
  5. (informal) An officer of the law: a law-enforcement officer.

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  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "lawman, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1902.

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lawman

  1. crazy person