Etymology: scirgerefa, scÄrÄerÄfa, corresponding to shire + reeve.
- excl. (Scotland) (High Sheriff) An official of a shire or county office, responsible for carrying out court orders and other duties.
- (Scotland) A judge in the sheriff court, the court of a county or sheriffdom.
- A police officer, usually the chief of police for a county or other district.
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