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marshal sb. (scanned as 2 or as 3 syll.)
1. high officer of state in England, now called ‘earl marshal’ 1H4 IV. iv. 2 “the lord ,” H8 IV. i. 19 “earl marshal.”
2. officer charged with the arrangement of ceremonies, esp. with the regulation of combats in the lists R2 I. i. 204, &c., 2H4 I. iii. 4, &c.; fig. leader MND. II. ii. 120.
3. general officer of the highest rank in the French army Lr. IV. iii. 9 “The Marshal of France.”
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