from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A law enforcement officer, such as a sheriff, who is responsible for maintaining civil peace.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an officer of the law
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