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n. - A law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law; (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank; v. - Make ready for action or use;

Usage examples (37)
  • marshal facts or arguments
  • marshal resources
  • marshal the troops
  • "People are freaking out that the city's fire marshal is here," she said. for more
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  • Straight in posture and expression too, the "marshal" (often highest ranking officer) was "martial" (soldier like) in every aspect of life, even with his "marital" (referring to marriage) vows.
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