the law-enforcement officer of a county or other civil subdivision of a state.
(formerly) an important civil officer in an English shire.
(in the US) the chief law-enforcement officer in a county: popularly elected, except in Rhode Island
(in England and Wales) the chief executive officer of the Crown in a county, having chiefly ceremonial duties related adjective shrieval
(in Scotland) a judge in any of the sheriff courts
(in Australia) an administrative officer of the Supreme Court, who enforces judgments and the execution of writs, empanels juries, etc
(in New Zealand) an officer of the High Court
(Dan. 3:2), Babylonian officers.
noun 1. shrievalty.
noun, Informal. 1. a private detective. 2. a person remarkably adept at solving mysteries, especially by using insight and logical deduction: Who’s the sherlock who can tell me where my pen is? noun 1. a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “fair-haired.”. noun a clever and perceptive person Examples That teenager is […]
adjective 1. pertaining to or characteristic of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, known for his skill in solving mysteries through deductive reasoning. noun 2. a devoted fan of or an expert on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
noun 1. an act of Congress (1890) prohibiting any contract, conspiracy, or combination of business interests in restraint of foreign or interstate trade. Sherman Antitrust Act definition A federal law passed in 1890 that committed the American government to opposing monopolies. The law prohibits contracts, combinations, or conspiracies “in the restraint of trade or commerce.” […]