American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A law enforcement officer, such as a sheriff, who is responsible for maintaining civil peace.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A civil officer whose duty it is to preserve the public peace, especially to prevent or quell riots and other breaches of the peace, as a sheriff or constable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a civil officer whose duty it is to preserve the public peace, to prevent riots, etc., as a polliceman, sheriff or constable.
- n. an officer of the law
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