Sheriff



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 in a county, having chiefly ceremonial duties related adjective shrieval
3.
(in Scotland) a judge in any of the sheriff courts
4.
(in Australia) an administrative officer of the Supreme Court, who enforces judgments and the execution of writs, empanels juries, etc
5.
(in New Zealand) an officer of the High Court

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