from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. In certain jurisdictions, a deputy sheriff; second in command to a sheriff.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sheriff's deputy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
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The undersheriff was a man of medium stature; this large masked person was about the size of the larger of his lately made acquaintances, the brothers Poole.
When I am sworn in as mayor, I will require the police chief, fire chief, manager of safety and the undersheriff to submit letters of resignation.
I will conduct both a national and internal search for new chiefs and undersheriff.
King is the former executive director of the Jersey City Parking Authority, former chairman of the Jersey City Incinerator Authority and a former Hudson County undersheriff, will be sentenced on November 17.
Richard Lucia, undersheriff of Alameda County, says that more people are violating traffic laws than ever before.
During his absences, he let his undersheriff, Herb, think he ran the department, but Daisy actually was the one in charge.
Warrick had been gone for two years now, murdered by a corrupt undersheriff, but the memory still stung.
His new responsibilities as undersheriff had not mellowed her prickly, autocratic boss; if anything, he was even more concerned with politics and public relations than before.
She felt her molars grit but kept her gaze leveled on the undersheriff, unwilling to let Nick into its periphery.
LVPD undersheriff Conrad Ecklie was hardwired for career self-preservation, which meant that appeasing his departmental and political bosses was always foremost among his priorities.