Definition of “marshal” - English Dictionary

“marshal” in British English

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marshalverb [ T ]

uk /ˈmɑː.ʃəl/ us /ˈmɑːr.ʃəl/ -ll- or US usually -l-

marshalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmɑː.ʃəl/ us /ˈmɑːr.ʃəl/

marshal noun [ C ] (LAW)

US a government official who is responsible for putting the decisions of a law court into action:

US marshals specialize in finding fugitives and escapees.

(Definition of “marshal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“marshal” in American English

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marshalverb [ T ]

us /ˈmɑr·ʃəl/

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.

marshalnoun [ C ]

us /ˈmɑr·ʃəl/

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.

(Definition of “marshal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)