- /ˈlɔmæn/ (say 'lawman)
noun (plural lawmen)
1. Aboriginal English a person who has a leadership position in the community, especially in the performance of ceremonies, because of his knowledge of Aboriginal law.
2. US a male officer of the law.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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