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English definition of “sheriff”

sheriff

noun [C]     /ˈʃer.ɪf/
in the US, an official whose job is to be in charge of performing the orders of the law courts and making certain that the laws are obeyed within a particular countyLawyers and legal officials in England and Wales, a person who represents the king or queen in a particular county, and whose duties are mainly in official ceremoniesPeople in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directors the most important judge of a county in ScotlandJudges and juries
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