noun see sheriff

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  • Sheriffdom — A sheriffdom is a judicial district in Scotland. Since 1 January 1975 there have been six sheriffdoms. Previously sheriffdoms were composed of groupings of counties. New boundaries defined sheriffdoms in reference to regions, districts and… …   Wikipedia

  • sheriffdom — noun a) The regions in which a sheriff has authority. Crossing the river got him beyond his old nemesis sheriffdom and into the territory of a more liberal authority. b) The office, or period of office, of a sheriff. His sheriffdom began with his …   Wiktionary

  • Sheriffdom — Sheriffalty Sher iff*al*ty, Sheriffdom Sher iff*dom, Sheriffry Sher iff*ry, Sheriffship Sher iff*ship, Sheriffwick Sher iff*wick, n. The office or jurisdiction of sheriff. See {Shrievalty}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheriffdom — n. office of sheriff, jurisdiction of a sheriff …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sheriffdom — sher·iff·dom …   English syllables

  • sheriffdom — fdəm noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English shirrevedom, sherrevedom, shirefdom, sherefdom, from shirreve, sherreve, shiref, sheref sheriff + dom : shrievalty …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheriff — sheriffdom /sher if deuhm/, n. /sher if/, n. 1. the law enforcement officer of a county or other civil subdivision of a state. 2. (formerly) an important civil officer in an English shire. [bef. 1050; ME sher(r)ef, OE scirgerefa. See SHIRE,… …   Universalium

  • Counties of Scotland — The former County Buildings in Paisley, seat of Renfrewshire county council. The counties of Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachdan na h Alba) were the principal local government divisions of Scotland until 1975. Scotland s current lieutenancy… …   Wikipedia

  • District court — District courts are a category of courts which exists in several nations. These include: A court complex at Guntur, India. Contents 1 Australia …   Wikipedia

  • District Courts of Scotland — Scots law This article is part of the series: Law of Scotland Administration …   Wikipedia

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