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marshal

mar·shal

marshal

pronunciation:
mar shl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in the United States, an officer of a federal court whose duties are like those of a sheriff.
similar words:
officer, sheriff
definition 2: a person who is in charge of a parade or ceremony.
similar words:
host
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: marshaled, marshaling, marshals
definition: to arrange in proper order.
He marshaled his facts before presenting the case.
synonyms:
arrange, array, dispose, order, organize
similar words:
display, exhibit
derivations: marshalcy (n.), marshaler (n.), marshalship (n.)
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The words marshal and martial sound alike but have different meanings.
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