Definition of Deputy sheriff
1. Noun. Someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies.
Generic synonyms: Law Officer, Lawman, Peace Officer
Derivative terms: Deputise, Deputise
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Literary usage of Deputy sheriff
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"The deputy sheriff returned to the office, where his prisoner remained during his absence, and took him to the jail and delivered him to the sheriff of ..."
2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature by John Lansing Wendell, New York (State). Supreme Court (1874)
"By the Court, SUTHERLAND, J. If the letter from Colt to Pratt, the  deputy sheriff, of the 25th August, 1826, authorized him to relinquish the levy made ..."
3. A Treatise Upon Some of the General Principles of the Law: Whether of a by William Wait (1879)
"Trespass by deputy sheriff. A sheriff is liable for a trespass committed by his deputy in the course of his employment, without showing any command, ..."
4. The Law of Torts Or Private Wrongs by Francis Hilliard (1866)
"tatis against a deputy sheriff, and an execution levied on his body, but not satisfied, ... Thus the acceptance, by a deputy sheriff, of an order on him, ..."
5. A Digest of the Decisions of the Courts of Last Resort of the Several States by Stewart Rapalje (1891)
"Where the defendant was induced to purchase certain real property by the representations of the plaintiff, at the time deputy sheriff, that there were no ..."
6. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1894)
"sureties are compelled to make good, money which the deputy sheriff collects but fails to account for, they will be subrogated to the rights of the sheriff ..."