Definition of lawman in English:


Line breaks: law¦man
Pronunciation: /ˈlɔːmən

noun (plural lawmen)

  • (In the US) a law-enforcement officer, especially a sheriff.
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    • The protesters sought police protection but a high-ranking officer ordered lawmen to withdraw and allowed the attackers to set upon the demonstrators.
    • As such, early episodes represent an update of classic Westerns, with tough lawmen attempting to patrol the ‘new frontier’ which a change in society has wrought.
    • The wife of a deceased lawman would never consider a proposal from a fugitive.

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