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Definition of "sheriff" []

  • The chief law enforcement officer for the courts in a U.S. county. (noun)
  • An officer of a county or an administrative region in England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, charged mainly with judicial duties. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sheriff" in a sentence
  • "_that_ law and _that_ oath, compelled to canvass and estimate votes, however fraudulently obtained, which should be delivered into the secretary's office _by any person styling_ himself sheriff, though it should at the same time be evident to them that he was _not the sheriff_."
  • "I should say I also suspect the sheriff is our serial killer of fangbangers."
  • "These idiots are the problem, and they dont like the fact that the sheriff is an N-word, and telling them what they need to do PERIOD"