Marshal (also spelled marshall, more commonly in British English than American English), is a word used in several official titles of various branches of society. As marshals became trusted members of the courts of Medieval Europe, the title grew in reputation. During the last few centuries, it has been used for the most elevated offices including in military ranking and civilian law enforcement.
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... Marshal of Poland (Marszałek Polski) is the highest rank in the Polish Army ... At present, this rank is equivalent to a Field Marshal or General of the Army (OF-10) in other NATO armies ...
... In 14th century the royal court in Kraków introduced an office of the Marshal of the Polish Kingdom (marszałek Królestwa Polskiego), which was one of the offices ... In 15th century a similar office of Grand Marshal of the Crown (marszałek wielki koronny) was created for the closest of all kings' men ... The Grand Marshal was often referred to as the first of the servants or first of the advisors (pierwszy minister in 16th century Polish) as he was superior to all other officials at the court, including the cup-beare ...
1408-1485) was a Marshal of France ... He was made admiral of France in 1437 and marshal in 1439 ... the dauphin (1456), and when the latter became king as Louis XI, Laval was dismissed from the marshal's office ...
... The coterie's leading members were Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat, commander of the Bangkok-based First Division, Police General Phao Siyanon, the powerful chief of police, Field Marshal Phin ...
... In Mercedes Lackey's fictional country of Valdemar, one of the country's most important ranks is that of Lord Marshal. ...
More definitions of "marshal":
- (verb): Make ready for action or use.
Example: "Marshal resources"
Synonyms: mobilize, mobilise, summon
- (noun): A law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law.
- (verb): Lead ceremoniously, as in a procession.
- (noun): (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank.
- (verb): Place in proper rank.
Example: "Marshal the troops"