deputy sheriff

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noun

a peace officer subordinate to a sheriff.

Nearby words

  1. deputation,
  2. depute,
  3. deputize,
  4. deputy,
  5. deputy minister,
  6. der.,
  7. deracinate,
  8. deradicalize,
  9. deraign,
  10. derail

Origin of deputy sheriff

First recorded in 1665–75

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