Definition of "sheriff"
  1. An elected official who oversees law enforcement in a county, manages the county jail, provides court protection, and carries out civil duties as ordered by the courts
How to use "sheriff" in a sentence
  1. The sheriff was elected last year and has implemented several new policies.
  2. The sheriff was instructed by the court to serve the summons.
  3. As part of his duties, the sheriff manages the county jail.

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