sheriff sher·iff n

sheriff sher·iff n

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  • sher|iff|dom — «SHEHR ihf duhm», noun. 1. the district or territory under a sheriff s jurisdiction. 2. the office of sheriff …   Useful english dictionary

  • sher|iff — «SHEHR ihf», noun. the most important law enforcing officer of a county, in most states of the United States elected by popular vote. A sheriff aids the courts and appoints deputies to help him keep order in the county. ╂[Old English scīrgerēfa… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sher·iff — /ˈʃerəf/ noun, pl iffs [count] 1 : an elected official who is in charge of enforcing the law in a county or town of the U.S. 2 Brit : the highest official in a county or shire in England or Wales who represents the king or queen and who attends… …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|der|sher|iff — «UHN duhr SHEHR ihf», noun. a sheriff s deputy, especially one who acts when the sheriff is not able to act or when there is no sheriff …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheriff — sher·iff n [Old English scīrgerēfa, from scīr shire + gerēfa reeve (king s agent)]: an official of a county or parish charged primarily with judicial duties (as executing the processes and orders of courts and judges) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary …   Law dictionary

  • Sheriff — Sher iff, n. [OE. shereve, AS. sc[=i]r ger?fa; sc[=i]r a shire + ger?fa a reeve. See Shire, and {Reeve}, and cf. {Shrievalty}.] The chief officer of a shire or county, to whom is intrusted the execution of the laws, the serving of judicial writs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheriff — sher|iff [ˈʃerıf] n [: Old English; Origin: scirgerefa, from scir area with its own government + gerefa person in charge of an area ] 1.) an elected law officer of a ↑county in the US 2.) also High Sheriff the representative of the King or Queen… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sheriff — sher|iff [ ʃerıf ] noun count * 1. ) in the U.S., the most senior police officer in a COUNTY a ) in the past, the most senior law officer in a U.S. town 2. ) in England and Wales, the king s or queen s representative in a COUNTY, who has… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sheriff — sher·iff …   English syllables

  • sheriff — sher•iff [[t]ˈʃɛr ɪf[/t]] n. 1) gov the law enforcement officer of a county or other civil subdivision of a state 2) gov (formerly) an important civil officer in an English shire • Etymology: bef. 1050; OE scīrgerēfa. See shire, reeve I …   From formal English to slang

  • Sheriffalty — Sher iff*al*ty, Sheriffdom Sher iff*dom, Sheriffry Sher iff*ry, Sheriffship Sher iff*ship, Sheriffwick Sher iff*wick, n. The office or jurisdiction of sheriff. See {Shrievalty}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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