see also: Sheriff
  • IPA: /ˈʃɛɹɪf/, /ˈʃɛɹəf/

sheriff (plural sheriffs)

  1. (British, except Scotland) (High Sheriff) An official of a shire or county office, responsible for carrying out court orders, law enforcement and other duties.
  2. (Scotland) A judge in the sheriff court, the court of a county or sheriffdom.
  3. (US) A government official, usually responsible for law enforcement in his county and for administration of the county jail, sometimes an officer of the court, usually elected.
Translations Verb

sheriff (sheriffs, present participle sheriffing; past and past participle sheriffed)

  1. To carry out the duties of a sheriff

Proper noun
  1. Surname.

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