sheriff[ sher-if ]SEE DEFINITION OF sheriff
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I am under the sheriff's orders, and not under the orders of that officer.
You can tell all this to the colonel or the sheriff; if they let you go, I'll say nothing against it.
Aleck looked at the driver, then at the Sheriff, and then at my father.
I was wanted at Johnstown by Sheriff Frey, on some matter which would not wait for the morrow.
"He is as close as the bark on a beech-tree," concluded the sheriff.
And it was with a child's look of pitiful dismay and perplexity that he faced the sheriff.
Pete says you better notify the coroner—and I reckon the sheriff, too.
Thither came the Sheriff and was shown into the King's presence.
"Then I hold all Nottingham men to be cowards," said the Sheriff.
"But hearken, O my most gracious Sovereign," said the Sheriff.
late Old English scirgerefa "representative of royal authority in a shire," from scir (see shire) + gerefa "chief, official, reeve" (see reeve). As an American county official, attested from 1660s; sheriff's sale first recorded 1798. Sheriff's tooth (late 14c.) was a common name for the annual tax levied to pay for the sheriff's victuals during court sessions.