See also: Lawman

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English laweman, laȝaman (as a man's name, Laȝamon, Layamon), from Old English lahmann, from Old Norse lǫgmaðr. In present use as a law-enforcement officer, law +‎ -man.[1]

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NounEdit

lawman (plural lawmen)

  1. (law, historical) A lawspeaker: a declarer of the law.
  2. (law, historical) One of 12 magistrates in certain Danish boroughs of England empowered with soc and sac over their own households.
  3. (law, Orkney and Shetland) The presiding justice of the supreme court.
  4. (rare) A man of the law: a lawyer.
  5. (informal) An officer of the law: a law-enforcement officer.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "lawman, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1902.

Sranan TongoEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Particularly: “from the same root as lawlaw but with the suffix -man.”

NounEdit

lawman

  1. crazy person