In America the chief executive office of a country, whose most characteristic duties, in some of the Western and Southern States, are the catching and hanging of rogues. John Elmer Pettibone Cajee (I write of him with little glee) Was just as bad as he could be. 'Twas frequently remarked: "I swon! The sun has never looked upon So bad a man as Neighbor John." A sinner through and through, he had This added fault: it made him mad To know another man was bad. In such a case he thought it right To rise at any hour of night And quench that wicked person's light. Despite the town's entreaties, he Would hale him to the nearest tree And leave him swinging wide and free. Or sometimes, if the humor came, A luckless wight's reluctant frame Was given to the cheerful flame. While it was turning nice and brown, All unconcerned John met the frown Of that austere and righteous town. "How sad," his neighbors said, "that he So scornful of the law should be -- An anar c, h, i, s, t." (That is the way that they preferred To utter the abhorrent word, So strong the aversion that it stirred.) "Resolved," they said, continuing, "That Badman John must cease this thing Of having his unlawful fling. "Now, by these sacred relics" -- here Each man had out a souvenir Got at a lynching yesteryear -- "By these we swear he shall forsake His ways, nor cause our hearts to ache By sins of rope and torch and stake. "We'll tie his red right hand until He'll have small freedom to fulfil The mandates of his lawless will." So, in convention then and there, They named him Sheriff. The affair Was opened, it is said, with prayer. J. Milton Sloluck
The chief officer of a shire or county, to whom is intrusted the execution of the laws, the serving of judicial writs and processes, and the preservation of the peace.
In some areas, this is the executive officer of local court. In other jurisdictions, the sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer of a county.
The official who is the chief administrative and judicial officer of a shire. Many of its jobs where taken over by the itinerant justice, coroner, and justice of the peace. Collected taxes and forwarded them on to the exchequer, after taking his share. Also many times responsible for making sure that the Kings table is well stocked while king is in his county (I.e.. Royal Game Preserve). (MEDIEV-L. Medieval Terms) Royal official in charge of a shire or county. (Gies, Joseph and Francis. Life in a Medieval Castle, 231) Related terms: Shrievalty
An official of the court who is responsible for the enforcement of court orders and the selection and management of juriesâ€¢ Government's Rights
Principal agent of the Crown responsible for the administration and finances of a specific county.
The executive officer of local court in some areas. In other jurisdictions the sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer of a county.
the representative of the monarch in each county. He was responsible for summoning the Quarter Sessions and appointing justices of the peace. The modern sheriff has a ceremonial and minor legal function
A county officer charged with the execution and enforcement of civil and criminal law. Duties may include serving various court orders and conducting court sales to satisfy judgments.
direct agent of the king in each county or shire.
A royal official who, from the early 11th century, came to replace the Earl as the King's chief agent in the shire. The sheriff was responsible for: financial administration, the collection and local assessment of Royal taxes, and the supervision of Royal estates. The office lost its importance by the 16th century, and the sheriff's duties now comprise chiefly of parliamentary elections, executing writs, and the summoning of jurors. HISTORY.
An officer of a county, chosen by popular election, whose principal duties are aid of criminal and civil courts; chief preserver of peace; serves processes, summons juries, executes judgments, and holds judicial sales.
An officer of a county whose principal duties are to aid the criminal and civil courts and act as chief preserver of the peace in many places. He serves processes, may summon juries, executes judgments and holds judicial sales.
the principal law-enforcement officer in a county
an employee of a political subdivision, the county commission, and is therefore immune from personal tort liability for acts occurring within the scope of employment, unless one of the exceptions noted in W
is elected by voters to serve as the chief law enforcement officer of the County. He is responsible for maintaining the peace and enforcing state criminal laws. The Sheriff also operates the County jail and is the fire warden for prairie and forest fires.
A county law-enforcement officer.
Court Officer empowered to sieze goods owned by the debtor to satisfy the debt
principal official administering a shire or county in the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods for the Crown
Local law enforcement officer, not employed by the federal court.
an officer of the court who is responsible for maintaining the security of the court which includes the escorting of accused persons in custody; Sheriff officers also coordinate the summoning of jurors and ensure the security of jurors in criminal jury trials and provide assistance in the serving of court documents and the carrying out of court orders, e.g. for the seizure and sale of assets of indebted persons;
Elected on a countywide basis in all but two states, an official serving all three components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Usually is directly involved in partisan politics in ways that municipal police chiefs are not.
An appointment or elected county officer whose duties vary depending upon in which county and state he serves. The sheriff's duties may range from that of being the chief law enforcement officer to merely one who enforces judicial orders.
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Also called Viscount. Official who was the chief administrative and judicial officer of a shire. Many of his jobs were carried out by the itinerant justice, coroner, and justice of the peace. He collected taxes and forwarded them on to the exchequer, after taking his share. He was also responsible for making sure that the King's table was well stocked while King was in his county (ie Royal Game Preserve). In Devonshire, the post was usually hereditary.
The royal officer of a shire managing its judicial and financial affairs.
Includes bailiff and any officer charged with the execution of a writ or other process under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act or any other Act or proceeding with respect to any property of a debtor.
Important civil officer of a shire (county)
An officer with responsibility for the service of process, the enforcement of civil judgments and the provision of juries.
An officer of the High Court, with similar duties to that of a Bailiff. The Sheriff however, can be used to enforce County Court Judgements which exceed Â£650 and he will levy additional fees on top of the debt, known as poundage. The Sheriff is instructed under a Writ of Fi Fa.
Enforcement officer in a jurisdiction, person charged with the responsibility of enforcing writs and liens against people.
an official of the High Court, responsible for executing court decisions
The chief official of a County (Hey 1998 p 415).
Top law enforcement officer in the county.
The King's deputy in each county (or shire). Responsible for collecting the King's dues, administering justice, keeping the peace and mustering troops. [Derives from "shire reeve"
An officer of the Crown whose duties, amongst other things, consist of the enforcement of High Court writs of execution
An officer of a county, often chosen by popular election, whose principal duties are to aid the courts. The sheriff serves processes, summons juries, executes judgments and holds judicial sales.
Sheriff is both a political and a legal office held under English common law, Scots law or U.S. common law, or the person who holds such office. The term "sheriff" originates from the older office position of "shire reeve".
Sheriff is an anthropomorphic Police car in Pixar's animated feature film Cars. He is the sheriff in Radiator Springs, who is voiced by Michael Wallis, the author of a series of a books about Route 66. Sheriff is painted in the classic law enforcement black and white, with a single red beacon, two sirens, and curb feelers.