undersheriff

[ uhn-der-sher-if ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌʃɛr ɪf /

noun

a sheriff's deputy, especially one on whom the sheriff's duties devolve when the office is vacant.

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Origin of undersheriff

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at under-, sheriff
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British Dictionary definitions for undersheriff

undersheriff
/ (ˈʌndəˌʃɛrɪf) /

noun

a deputy sheriff
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