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Definition of Sheriff

Sheriff

  1. The chief officer of a shire or county, to whom is intrusted the execution of the laws, the serving of judicial writs and processes, and the preservation of the peace.

Sheriff Quotations

If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away.
W. H. Auden

The problem that Robin Hood had with the Sheriff of Nottingham was the Sheriff of Nottingham used the power of taxation to steal all his money. It wasn't that the Sheriff was rich: the Sheriff was the government, and all the money he had was stolen. The government ought not to be in the business of making some people rich at the expense of others.
Grover Norquist

This is the sheriff you're talking about, with a gun and badge that enforces the law. Nothing is going to stop me from cracking down on illegal immigration as long as the laws are there.
Joe Arpaio

America had, for one thing, lived in anarchy for - until much more recently than Europe. We had the Wild West, where the cliche of the cowboy movies was the nearest sheriff is 90 miles away, and so you had to pack a gun and defend yourself.
Steven Pinker

If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.
John Barrymore
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Sheriff Translations

sheriff in Dutch is sheriff, landrechter
sheriff in Spanish is alguacil
sheriff in Swedish is fogde
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