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See also Marshal, marshall, and Marshall

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Etymology

Anglo-Norman marescal, marschal, Old French marescal, mareschal (farrier; military commander), from late [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] mariscalus (groom, army commander, court dignitary), from Proto-Germanic *marha-skalkaz ( > Old Saxon maraskalk, Old High German marahscalc); compare English mare + shalk.

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Noun

Singular
marshal

Plural
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A person in charge of the ceremonial arrangement and management of a gathering.
  4. A sheriff's assistant.
  5. The highest ranking piece in the board game Stratego.

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Verb

Infinitive
to marshal

Third person singular
marshall

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to marshal (third-person singular simple present marshall, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to arrange troops etc. in line for inspection or a parade
  2. (be extension) to arrange facts etc in some methodical order
  3. to ceremoniously guide, conduct or usher
  4. to gather data for transmission

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