Definition of sheriff principal in English:

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sheriff principal

noun (plural sheriffs principal)

(In Scotland) each of six chief judges.
Example sentences
  • Now the sheriff and sheriff principal construe reg.17 as meaning, in effect, that damage will be deemed to occur ‘only when the specified circumstances apply’ or at least ‘in particular’ when these circumstances apply.
  • The sheriff principal will give his ruling in the next few days, which is why Collins has refused all interviews in recent days, and politely declined to comment to Scotland on Sunday.
  • These powers are in addition to any which the judge or sheriff principal might lawfully exercise apart from this section.

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