undersheriff

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undersheriff

(ˈʌndəˌʃɛrɪf)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a deputy sheriff

un•der•sher•iff

(ˈʌn dərˌʃɛr ɪf)

n.
a sheriff's deputy.
[1400–50]
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By appointing members of their own affinities as undersheriffs and deputy justices, they could exert a powerful, and not altogether beneficial, influence...." (W.M.