sheriff

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English[edit]

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From Old English scīrġerēfa, corresponding to shire + reeve.

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sheriff (plural sheriffs)

  1. (UK, except Scotland) (High Sheriff) An official of a shire or county office, responsible for carrying out court orders and other duties.
  2. (Scotland) A judge in the sheriff court, the court of a county or sheriffdom.
  3. (US) A police officer, usually the chief of police for a county or other district.

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English sheriff.

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sheriff m (plural sheriffs)

  1. sheriff (all senses)

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