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sheriff-officer

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Scotland, an officer connected with the sheriff's court, who is charged with arrests, the serving of processes, and the like.

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Examples

  • ` ` and that I am sair doubtful of; --- I heard Puggie Orrock, and the tother thief of a sheriff-officer, or messenger, speaking about it --- and things are ill aff when the like o them can speak crousely about ony gentleman's affairs.

    The Antiquary

  • "Unless he could find ten times as much," said the beggar, "and that I am sair doubtful of; -- I heard Puggie Orrock, and the tother thief of a sheriff-officer, or messenger, speaking about it -- and things are ill aff when the like o 'them can speak crousely about ony gentleman's affairs.

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

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