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sher·iff

 (shĕr′ĭf)
n.
1. A public officer in the United States with responsibility for certain law enforcement and administrative legal duties, such as making arrests and serving processes, usually for a particular county.
2. A public officer in various other countries performing certain law enforcement, judicial, or ceremonial functions.

[Middle English, the representative of royal authority in a shire, from Old English scīrgerēfa : scīr, shire + gerēfa, reeve.]
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sheriff

(ˈʃɛrɪf)
n
1. (Law) (in the US) the chief law-enforcement officer in a county: popularly elected, except in Rhode Island
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in England and Wales) the chief executive officer of the Crown in a county, having chiefly ceremonial duties.
3. (Professions) (in Scotland) a judge in any of the sheriff courts
4. (Law) (in Scotland) a judge in any of the sheriff courts
5. (Professions) (in Australia) an administrative officer of the Supreme Court, who enforces judgments and the execution of writs, empanels juries, etc
6. (Law) (in Australia) an administrative officer of the Supreme Court, who enforces judgments and the execution of writs, empanels juries, etc
7. (Professions) (in New Zealand) an officer of the High Court
8. (Law) (in New Zealand) an officer of the High Court
[Old English scīrgerēfa, from scīr shire1 + gerēfa reeve1]
ˈsheriffdom n
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sher•iff

(ˈʃɛr ɪf)

n.
1. the law-enforcement officer of a county or other civil subdivision of a state.
2. (formerly) an important civil officer in an English shire.
[before 1050; Old English scīrgerēfa. See shire, reeve1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheriff - the principal law-enforcement officer in a countysheriff - the principal law-enforcement officer in a county
law officer, lawman, peace officer - an officer of the law
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sheriff

noun
Related words
adjective shrieval
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Translations
الشَّريف
šerif
sherif
seriff
lögreglustjóri
šerifas
šerifs
šerif
šerif
şerif

sheriff

[ˈʃerɪf]
A. N (in US) → alguacil m, sheriff m; (in England) → gobernador m civil; (in Scotland) → juez mf
B. CPD sheriff court N (Scot) → tribunal m de distrito
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sheriff

[ˈʃɛrɪf] nshérif m
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sheriff

nSheriff m; (Scot) → Friedensrichter(in) m(f)
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sheriff

[ˈʃɛrɪf] nsceriffo
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sheriff

(ˈʃerif) noun
in the United States, the chief law officer of a county, concerned with maintaining peace and order.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Fresh surroundings Legal and court officials were impressed with the new court Above Sheriff Principal Ian Abercrombie with Lanarkshire lord lieutenant Susan Haughey, North Lanarkshire Provost Jean Jones and Anne Kinsella, Sheriffdom legal advisor RightSheriff Principal Ian Abercrombie (left) and Lord Principal Carloway, Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General New home The court (pictured) has relocated from its previous premises in Coatbridge to opposite Airdrie Sheriff Court
Although commercial procedure is not presently available in every sheriffdom, the parties to a commercial dispute can agree to prorogate jurisdiction to one of the commercial courts.
He was appointed to the Sheriffdom of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway and was installed at Hamilton Sheriff Court.
(aIs) AES maestro AISS quaiss kitir (means 'Very good!') EISS Meissen, gneiss EYS geyser US priis (old 'price') IS isotopic, incisor, nisi, precise UYSS huyssenite (a borate of manganese and iron) YES dyester (a cloth dyer) YSS Syssssel (a sheriffdom in Iceland) AIS (naya) paisa, sais EIS Eis, Eisteddfod, feisty, reis EYES eyesore IC ice, nice, twice IJS rijsttafel (a South-East Asian rice dish) ISS Chrissake YC actinomycetes, glycine YS shyster, helichrysum (a creeping plant), tryst short 's' sound followed by long 'I' sound....
The statue, which was recently given a clean-up, was erected in 1903 to mark the 500th anniversary of the granting of the `shrievality', or sheriffdom status, of Newcastle by Henry IV.
(9) This was one of twenty-five such establishments in the Sheriffdom of Edinburgh.
Edmond Eccles, 16, had sentence deferred on 17 charges for nine months and was banned from entering the Sheriffdom of Tayside Central and Fife.
Dickinson, 'Patria or Sheriffdom', Scottish Historical Review, 24 (1927), 242.