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deputy sheriff

a peace officer subordinate to a sheriff.
Origin of deputy sheriff
First recorded in 1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • deputy sheriff Mannix was sitting in his little office alone.

    The Coyote James Roberts
  • The deputy sheriff laughed in spite of himself, and the coroner chuckled, too.

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • "Yes, I have," replied the deputy sheriff, with a broad grin.

    Breaking Away Oliver Optic
  • And swift on the heels of it, "You are a deputy sheriff, are you not?"

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • They were men of the law,—the deputy sheriff of the parish and his assistant.

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • The deputy sheriff was seen to whisper a few words aside to the judge.

    The Hindered Hand Sutton E. Griggs
  • Then the deputy sheriff meant not to let him out of his sight.

    'Me-Smith' Caroline Lockhart
  • The man in front was the deputy sheriff of the county; his companion was a stranger.

    Cavanagh: Forest Ranger Hamlin Garland

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