1(in US)sheriff feminine
2(in England and Wales)representante de la corona
- There was enough of a gap before seeing the county sheriff for a breathalyser test to be worthless.
- 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.
- ‘Somebody's gonna have to pay for it one way or another,’ said the sheriff of King William County at the time.
- Torching Lanark and killing the English sheriff fell very squarely within Edward's definition of treason.
- 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.
3(in Scotland)juez principal de un distrito
- 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.
- Judges, sheriffs and advocates are to be asked to remove their wigs and gowns and stop using arcane language under plans to make Scottish courts less intimidating.
- They numbered some of the most powerful people in Scotland - judges, sheriffs and senior lawyers used to putting their case eloquently and with force.
- Scotland's sheriffs and judges are already ranked among the most lenient in Europe.
- Although adopted in England, the introduction of such guidelines in Scotland would provoke opposition to the Executive from the legal establishment, especially from sheriffs and High Court judges.