Translation of sheriff in Spanish:

sheriff

Pronunciation: /ˈʃerəf; ˈʃerɪf/

n

  • 1.1 (in (United States/los Estados Unidos) ) sheriff (masculine and feminine) 1.2 (in England and Wales)representante de la corona
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    • In a letter the procurator fiscal raised no objection to this, but in court the Crown argued, and the sheriff accepted, that the motion was incompetent.
    • They argued that the later Privy Council decision R v HM Advocate had held that it was ultra vires for the procurator fiscal to bring proceedings before a temporary sheriff.
    • ‘Somebody's gonna have to pay for it one way or another,’ said the sheriff of King William County at the time.
    1.3 (in Scotland)juez principal de un distrito
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    • They numbered some of the most powerful people in Scotland - judges, sheriffs and senior lawyers used to putting their case eloquently and with force.
    • To make matters more complicated, ministers want to bring Scotland's judges and sheriffs under a single management structure, with a secretariat staffed by officials from the Scottish Executive.
    • Scotland's sheriffs and judges are already ranked among the most lenient in Europe.

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