HyperDic: law_officer

English > 1 sense of the expression law officer:
NOUNperson law officer, lawman, peace officeran officer of the law
English > law officer: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningAn officer of the law.
Synonymslawman, peace officer
NarrowerTexas Ranger, RangerA member of the Texas state highway patrol
attorney generalThe chief law officer of a country or state
border patrolmansomeone who patrols the borders of a country / country
constableA lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff
deputy, deputy sheriffsomeone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
flatfoot, patrolmanA policeman who patrols a given region
lieutenant, police lieutenantAn officer in a police force
marshal, marshallA law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
military policeman, MPA member of the military police who polices soldiers and guards prisoners
narc, nark, narcotics agentA lawman concerned with narcotics violations
police sergeant, sergeantA lawman with the rank of sergeant
policeman, police officer, officerA member of a police force
prison guard, jailer, jailor, gaoler, screw, turnkeysomeone who guards prisoners
sheriffThe principal law-enforcement officer in a county
solicitor generalA law officer appointed to assist an attorney general
wardenThe chief official in charge of a prison
warderA person who works in a prison and is in charge of prisoners
Broaderdefender, guardian, protector, shielderA person who cares for persons or property
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