- sheridan, philip henry,
- sheridan, richard brinsley,
- sheriff court,
Origin of sheriff
Examples from the Web for sheriff
The sheriff charged them with truancy, and then he and his officers ran them out of town.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
According to the sheriff, 18-year-old Levi Weaver begged the officer to shoot him, and then leapt at him.
Even her brother, Sheriff, who tried to pick her up to cuddle her, was pushed away with a firm “no” and a shriek.
Ingram trusted law enforcement, not least because he was a sheriff himself.
There had been no question about his identity when his gang staged a jailbreak, killing the Allen County sheriff in the process.
The Sheriff laughed, too; but his laughter was not as mirthful as usual.The Sheriffs Bluff|Thomas Nelson Page
But the ladies, Mr. Sheriff,” suggested Punner, “no Southern gentleman can turn a lady out of doors.A Fortnight of Folly|Maurice Thompson
The sheriff managed to make his escape, albeit he was followed and repeatedly fired upon.An Arkansas Planter|Opie Percival Read
The Sheriff, who followed close with the men on horseback, also saw the wound and gave a great huzza.Robin Hood|J. Walker McSpadden
The new-comers mingled with the sheriff's party quite indistinguishably and made no further explanation of their presence.The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop|Hamlin Garland
Word Origin for sheriff
late Old English scirgerefa "representative of royal authority in a shire," from scir (see shire) + gerefa "chief, official, reeve" (see reeve). As an American county official, attested from 1660s; sheriff's sale first recorded 1798. Sheriff's tooth (late 14c.) was a common name for the annual tax levied to pay for the sheriff's victuals during court sessions.