What does the word sheriff mean?

Usage examples for sheriff

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