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English definition of “marshal”

marshal

noun [C] (LAW)   /ˈmɑr·ʃəl/
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.
(Definition of marshal noun (LAW) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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