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marshal

verb [T]  /ˈmɑr·ʃəl/ us  

marshal verb [T] (ORGANIZE)

to gather or organize people or things, esp. in order to achieve a particular aim: The president is trying to marshal support for his plan.

marshal

noun [C]  /ˈmɑr·ʃəl/ us  

marshal noun [C] (OFFICIAL)

an official who arranges and controls a public ceremony: The mayor was the honorary grand marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

marshal noun [C] (LAW)

a government official who is responsible for putting the decisions of a law court into effect: He was conducted to the airport by federal marshals and deported. In some parts of the US, marshal is also a title used for police or fire department officers of high rank.
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