Marshal facts in preparation for an exam.
Facts marshaling as research progressed.
- In various foreign armies, a general officer of the highest rank.
- An officer of the highest rank in the British Royal Air Force.
- A federal officer appointed to a judicial district to carry out orders and perform functions like those of a sheriff.
- A minor officer of the law in some cities.
- The head, or a high-ranking officer, of a police or fire department in some cities.
To marshal forces for battle.
When you guide soldiers to line up in an order that has ceremonial significance, this is an example of a situation where you marshal the soldiers.
An example of a marshal is a senior officer in the fire or police department in the United States.
Trying to marshal public support.
Origin of marshal
- Middle English from Old French mareschal of Germanic origin marko- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Anglo-Norman marescal, marschal, Old French marescal, mareschal (“farrier; military commander"), from Late Latin mariscalcus (“groom, army commander, court dignitary"), either from Frankish *marhskalk, or from Old High German marah-scalc (“horse-servant"), from Proto-Germanic *marhaz + *skalkaz (whence Old Saxon maraskalk, marahscalc). Compare English mare + shalk.
- From marshal.