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Definitions of sheriff:

part of speech: noun

Originally and in England the governor of a shire: an officer in a county who executes the law: the executive officer of the county and circuit courts of the States.

part of speech: noun

In Eng. and in the U. S., the chief officer of a shire or county, to whom is intrusted the execution of the laws; in Scot., the chief civil officer of a county, and sometimes of a city or burgh which is itself a county, who has extensive jurisdiction as a judge within his own district, both in civil and criminal matters.

part of speech: noun

The chief executive officer of a county, whose duty consists in enforcing law and order.

part of speech: noun

SHERIFFSHIP.

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