What does lawman mean?

Definitions for lawman
ˈlɔˌmæn, -mən; -ˌmɛn, -mənlaw·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lawman, law officer, peace officernoun

    an officer of the law


  1. lawmannoun

    An officer of the law, such as a sheriff or marshal.


  1. lawman

    A lawman is a person responsible for enforcing laws, usually a member of law enforcement agencies such as the police or the sheriff's department. This individual is involved in protecting people, maintaining order, and ensuring that legal rules are adhered to in a particular jurisdiction.


  1. Lawman

    Lawman is an American western television series originally telecast on ABC from 1958 to 1962 starring John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop and featuring Peter Brown as Deputy Marshal Johnny McKay. The series was set in Laramie, Wyoming during 1879 and the 1880s. Warner Bros. already had several western series on the air at the time, having launched Cheyenne with Clint Walker as early as 1955. The studio continued the trend in 1957 with the additions of Maverick with James Garner and Jack Kelly, Colt .45 with Wayde Preston, and Sugarfoot with Will Hutchins. One year later, Warner Bros. added Lawman and Bronco with Ty Hardin. Prior to the beginning of production, Russell and Brown and producer Jules Schermer made a pact to maintain the quality of the series so that it would not be seen as "just another western." At the start of season two, Russell and Brown were joined by Peggie Castle as Lily Merrill, the owner of the Birdcage Saloon, and a love interest for Dan.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lawman is ranked #62714 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Lawman surname appeared 319 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Lawman.

    84.6% or 270 total occurrences were White.
    9% or 29 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lawman in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lawman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of lawman in a Sentence

  1. Andy Griffith:

    When you're a lawman and you're dealing with people, you do a whole lot better if you go not so much by the book but by the heart.

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  • hombre de la leySpanish
  • homme de loiFrench
  • իրավաբա� Armenian
  • איש חוקHebrew
  • lawmanDutch
  • [[сотрудник]] [[правоохранительный, [[судебный]] [[исполнитель]], [[представитель]] [[законRussian
  • געזעץמאןYiddish

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