sheriff Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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sheriffnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈʃer.ɪf/
in the US, an ​official whose ​job is to be in ​charge of ​performing the ​orders of the ​lawcourts and making ​certain that the ​laws are ​obeyed within a ​particular county in ​England and ​Wales, a ​person who ​represents the ​king or ​queen in a ​particular county, and whose ​duties are ​mainly in ​officialceremonies the most ​importantjudge of a county in ​Scotland
(Definition of sheriff from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sheriffnoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃer·əf/
an ​electedlawofficer in a county (= an ​area of ​localgovernment)
(Definition of sheriff from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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