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undersheriff

[uhn-der-sher-if] /ˈʌn dərˌʃɛr ɪf/
noun
1.
a sheriff's deputy, especially one on whom the sheriff's duties devolve when the office is vacant.
Origin of undersheriff
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see under-, sheriff
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  • Appointment of more than one chief deputy or undersheriff.
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undersheriff

/ˈʌndəˌʃɛrɪf/
noun
1.
a deputy sheriff
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