Undersheriff \Un"der*sher`iff\, n. A sheriff's deputy. [1913 Webster]

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  • undersheriff — [un′dər sher΄if] n. a deputy sheriff …   English World dictionary

  • Undersheriff — An undersheriff is an office derived from ancient British practice and still extant in, among other places, the United Kingdom and the United States, though somewhat different forms.United StatesIn American law enforcement, the Undersheriff is… …   Wikipedia

  • undersheriff — An officer on the staff of a sheriff; a deputy sheriff. 47 Am J1st Sher § 154. A general deputy sheriff, a deputy sheriff who, by virtue of his appointment, has authority to execute all the ordinary duties of the office of sheriff. Allen v Smith …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • undersheriff — /un deuhr sher if/, n. a sheriff s deputy, esp. one on whom the sheriff s duties devolve when the office is vacant. [1400 50; late ME; see UNDER , SHERIFF] * * * …   Universalium

  • undersheriff — noun In certain jurisdictions, a deputy sheriff; second in command to a sheriff …   Wiktionary

  • undersheriff — n. deputy sheriff …   English contemporary dictionary

  • undersheriff — noun a deputy sheriff …   English new terms dictionary

  • undersheriff — un•der•sher•iff [[t]ˈʌn dərˌʃɛr ɪf[/t]] n. gov a sheriff s deputy • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • undersheriff — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: under (III) + sheriff : a sheriff s deputy; specifically : one on whom the sheriff s powers devolve by the sheriff s direction or in case of his incapacity or a vacancy in the office …   Useful english dictionary

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