Simple Definition of sheriff
: an elected official who is in charge of enforcing the law in a county or town of the U.S.
: the highest official in a county or shire in England or Wales who represents the king or queen and who attends ceremonies and has legal duties
: the most important judge in a county or district in Scotland
Full Definition of sheriff
: an important official of a shire or county charged primarily with judicial duties (as executing the processes and orders of courts and judges)
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