a variant spelling of sharia
noun 1. a governor of Mecca descended from Muhammad. 2. an Arab chief, prince, or ruler. noun (Islam) (pl) ashraf 1. a descendant of Mohammed through his daughter Fatima 2. (formerly) the governor of Mecca 3. an honorific title accorded to any Muslim ruler
noun 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. noun 1. (in the US) the chief law-enforcement officer in a county: popularly elected, except in Rhode Island 2. (in England and Wales) the chief executive officer of the Crown […]
noun, plural sheriffalties. 1. shrievalty.
- Sheriff court
noun 1. (in Scotland) a court having jurisdiction to try summarily or on indictment all but the most serious crimes and to deal with most civil actions