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Sheriff

sheriff n

[Old English scīrgerēfa , from scīr shire + gerēfa reeve (king's agent)]
: an official of a county or parish charged primarily with judicial duties (as executing the processes and orders of courts and judges)



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.