A law officer, such as a sheriff or marshal.(noun)
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Use "lawman" in a sentence
"The three-term lawman once dubbed "America's Sheriff" was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison."
"The three-term lawman was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to 5½ years in prison."
"At the time, Kellog's sponsored the WILD BILL HICKOK television series with Madison starring as tghe titled lawman and Devine as his pal, Jingles."