Definition of High Sheriff noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


High Sheriff

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a representative of the King or Queen in each of the counties in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The position is an honorary (= unpaid) one and has existed since the year 995. The High Sheriff is appointed each year from among the local people and the duties include acting as the representative of the Queen or King at various ceremonies, including some connected with the law.

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