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Definition of Marshal


  1. Originally, an officer who had the care of horses; a groom.
  2. An officer of high rank, charged with the arrangement of ceremonies, the conduct of operations, or the like
  3. One who goes before a prince to declare his coming and provide entertainment; a harbinger; a pursuivant.
  4. One who regulates rank and order at a feast or any other assembly, directs the order of procession, and the like.
  5. The chief officer of arms, whose duty it was, in ancient times, to regulate combats in the lists.
  6. The highest military officer.
  7. A ministerial officer, appointed for each judicial district of the United States, to execute the process of the courts of the United States, and perform various duties, similar to those of a sheriff. The name is also sometimes applied to certain police officers of a city.
  8. To dispose in order; to arrange in a suitable manner; as, to marshal troops or an army.
  9. To direct, guide, or lead.
  10. To dispose in due order, as the different quarterings on an escutcheon, or the different crests when several belong to an achievement.

Marshal Quotations

Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.
Francis Bacon

I regarded finding I had a form of Alzheimer's as an insult and decided to do my best to marshal any kind of forces I could against this wretched disease. I have posterior cortical atrophy or PCA. They say, rather ingenuously, that if you have Alzheimer's it's the best form of Alzheimer's to have.
Terry Pratchett

In my house, the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game have always been a grand tradition for ringing in the New Year. To serve as Grand Marshal is a dream come true and I look forward to sharing the celebration with all of the fans and viewers worldwide.
Paula Deen

When I was a kid I did marshal arts, and then I did all-star crazy competitive cheer and dance, and then I swam so I was very muscular. You know, healthy, but not quite as thin as I am.
Ashley Greene

Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor.
John Hagee
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Marshal Translations

marshal in German is Polizeidirektor, Marschall
marshal in Spanish is mariscal
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