Part of speech: noun

The chief administrative officer of a county, who executes the mandates of courts, etc.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "sheriff":

  1. He nodded, and followed the sheriff and Lord Ralles out. - "The Great K. & A. Robbery", Paul Liechester Ford.
  2. The sheriff Young man, don't you worry about our right! - "Pamela Giraud", Honore de Balzac.
  3. " Water couldn't do it," said the sheriff; " it was gone before it went into the water." - "The Living Link", James De Mille.