Definition of Marshal

1. Noun. A law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law.

Exact synonyms: Marshall
Specialized synonyms: Air Marshal, Sky Marshal
Generic synonyms: Law Officer, Lawman, Peace Officer
Specialized synonyms: Hickock, James Butler Hickock, Wild Bill Hickock
Derivative terms: Marshalship

2. Verb. Place in proper rank. "Marshal the troops"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set

3. Noun. (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank.

4. Verb. Arrange in logical order. "Marshal facts or arguments"
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up

5. Verb. Make ready for action or use. "Marshal resources"
Exact synonyms: Mobilise, Mobilize, Summon
Generic synonyms: Collect, Garner, Gather, Pull Together
Derivative terms: Mobilisation, Mobilisation, Mobilization, Mobilization

6. Verb. Lead ceremoniously, as in a procession.
Generic synonyms: Show, Usher

Definition of Marshal

1. n. Originally, an officer who had the care of horses; a groom.

2. v. t. To dispose in order; to arrange in a suitable manner; as, to marshal troops or an army.

Definition of Marshal

1. Proper noun. An English surname, a rare spelling of Marshall. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) derived from the surname, usually spelled Marshall. ¹

3. Noun. A high-ranking officer in the household of a medieval prince or lord, who was originally in charge of the cavalry and later the military forces in general. ¹

4. Noun. A military officer of the highest rank in several countries, including France and the former Soviet Union; equivalent to a general of the army in the United States. See also field marshal. ¹

5. Noun. A person in charge of the ceremonial arrangement and management of a gathering. ¹

6. Noun. A sheriff's assistant. ¹

7. Verb. to arrange troops etc. in line for inspection or a parade ¹

8. Verb. (by extension) to arrange facts etc. in some methodical order ¹

9. Verb. to ceremoniously guide, conduct or usher ¹

10. Verb. to gather data for transmission ¹

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Definition of Marshal

1. to put in proper order [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Marshal

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marshal (current term)
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Literary usage of Marshal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Execution was issued on the judgment on the 15th day of April, in the same year, and the return of the marshal shows that on the ..."

2. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1860)
"For the marshal of the district of Virginia, eastern district, one hundred dollars. For the marshal of the district of Virginia, western district, ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1909)
"His duties, as prescribed by the ordinance, make him a night marshal or policeman; and we think It clear that the city, under Its charter, ..."

4. The Political History of England by William Hunt, Reginald Lane Poole (1905)
"The marshal held III- his own heroically against twelve, until at last Baldwin ... His followers, smitten with panic, abandoned the marshal, and bore their ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"162, an order was made by this court appointing the marshal a commissioner, with power to levy a tax upon the taxable property of the county, ..."

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