Translation of sheriff in Spanish:

sheriff

sheriff, n.

Pronunciation /ˈʃɛrɪf//ˈʃɛrəf/

noun

  • 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.