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Marshall

surname, from marshal (n.). The city in Texas, U.S., was named in 1841 for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall (1755-1835). The Marshall Plan, "U.S. assistance to aid certain Western European nations recovering from World War II," is from 1947, named for its initiator, George C. Marshall (1880-1959), who was U.S. Secretary of State 1947-49. The Marshall Islands in the western Pacific were explored in 1788 by British naval captains John Marshall (1748-1819) and Thomas Gilbert, and named for the former (for the latter, see Kiribati). Related: Marshallese.

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Definitions of Marshall from WordNet
1
marshall (n.)
(in some countries) a military officer of highest rank;
Synonyms: marshal
marshall (n.)
a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law;
Synonyms: marshal
2
Marshall (n.)
United States actor (1914-1998);
Synonyms: E. G. Marshall
Marshall (n.)
United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959);
Synonyms: George Marshall / George Catlett Marshall
Marshall (n.)
United States jurist; as chief justice of the Supreme Court he established the principles of United States constitutional law (1755-1835);
Synonyms: John Marshall
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