deputy sheriff

noun
a peace officer subordinate to a sheriff.

Origin:
1665–75

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Example sentences
He took it across the street to a deputy sheriff's house.
Upon receipt of the written grounds for the dismissal, the deputy sheriff may request a hearing.
Some reserve deputies have a goal to become a regular-fulltime deputy sheriff.
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