Definition of marshal :
1. A ministerial officer, appointed for each judicial district of the United States, to execute the process of the courts of the United States, and perform various duties, similar to those of a sheriff. The name is also sometimes applied to certain police officers of a city.
2. An officer of high rank, charged with the arrangement of ceremonies, the conduct of operations, or the like
3. One who goes before a prince to declare his coming and provide entertainment; a harbinger; a pursuivant.
4. One who regulates rank and order at a feast or any other assembly, directs the order of procession, and the like.
5. Originally, an officer who had the care of horses; a groom.
6. The chief officer of arms, whose duty it was, in ancient times, to regulate combats in the lists.
7. The highest military officer.
8. To direct, guide, or lead.
9. To dispose in due order, as the different quarterings on an escutcheon, or the different crests when several belong to an achievement.
10. To dispose in order; to arrange in a suitable manner; as, to marshal troops or an army.
order (part of speech: verb)
establish, collate, rank, regulate, unify, devise, categorize, grade, balance, plan, prepare, screen, array, adjust, normalize, methodize, frame, support, subordinate, maintain, schematize, order, orchestrate, cast, structure, pigeonhole, mediate, sort, plot, arrange, compose, systematize, right, program, separate, shape, settle, set, place, schedule, classify, rate, scheme, group, design, stratify, fix, integrate, chart, class, sift, form, score, organize, unsnarl, type, control, harmonize, stabilize, rationalize
prepare (part of speech: verb)
- The judiciary consists of three or more judges appointed by the President, together with a district attorney and United States marshal. - "Government and Administration of the United States", Westel W. Willoughby and William F. Willoughby.
- " President Poussevain," warned the field- marshal, " is greatly disturbed." - "Somewhere in France", Richard Harding Davis.
- Now Pompey, having advice of his approach, sent out orders to his officers, to marshal and draw up all his forces in full array, that they might make the finest and noblest appearance before the commander- in- chief; for he expected indeed great honors from him, but met with even greater. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.