from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sheriff's deputy; more specifically, as distinguished from deputy sheriffs in general, a deputy on whom as under-sheriff the law devolves the powers of sheriff in case of a vacancy, the vice-sheriff having the powers of a deputy meanwhile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A sheriff's deputy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun In certain jurisdictions, a deputy sheriff; second in command to a sheriff.


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