Etymology: as for marshal
- An English surname, a rare spelling of Marshall.
- (given name, male) derived from the surname, usually spelled Marshall.
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verb (marshall, ing)
- A high-ranking officer in the household of a medieval prince or lord, who was originally in charge of the cavalry and later the military forces in general.
- A military officer of the highest rank in several countries, including France and the former Soviet Union; equivalent to a general of the army in the United States. See also field marshal.
- A person in charge of the ceremonial arrangement and management of a gathering.
- A sheriff's assistant.
- The highest ranking piece in the board game Stratego.
Etymology: Old French mareschal (stable officer, see mare) < from Frankish
- to arrange troops etc. in line for inspection or a parade
- (be extension) to arrange facts etc in some methodical order
- to ceremoniously guide, conduct or usher
- to gather data for transmission
- marhskalk (horse-servant) < Proto-Germanic
- markhaz (horse), possibly from a Gaulish word of unknown origin, + Proto-Germanic
- skalkaz (servant).
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