sheriff courts

sheriff courts

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  • Sheriff Court — Sheriff courts provide the local court service in Scotland, with each court serving a sheriff court district within a sheriffdom. Sheriff courts deal with a myriad of legal procedures which include:*Solemn and Summary Criminal cases *Large and… …   Wikipedia

  • sheriff court — noun (in Scotland) a court having jurisdiction over civil and most criminal cases • • • Main Entry: ↑sheriff * * * sheriff court UK US noun [countable] [singular sheriff court plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • Courts of Scotland — Scots law This article is part of the series: Law of Scotland Administration …   Wikipedia

  • Sheriff — Not to be confused with Sharif. For other uses, see Sheriff (disambiguation). A sheriff is in principle a legal official with responsibility for a county. In practice, the specific combination of legal, political, and ceremonial duties of a… …   Wikipedia

  • Sheriff Principal — The office of sheriff principal is unique within the judicial structure of Scotland, and it cannot therefore readily be compared with any other judicial office. It is one of great antiquity, having existed continuously since around the 11th… …   Wikipedia

  • sheriff court — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sheriff court : singular sheriff court plural sheriff courts a court of law in Scotland where most types of crime are judged …   English dictionary

  • sheriff — sher·iff n [Old English scīrgerēfa, from scīr shire + gerēfa reeve (king s agent)]: an official of a county or parish charged primarily with judicial duties (as executing the processes and orders of courts and judges) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary …   Law dictionary

  • Sheriff — Sher iff, n. [OE. shereve, AS. sc[=i]r ger?fa; sc[=i]r a shire + ger?fa a reeve. See Shire, and {Reeve}, and cf. {Shrievalty}.] The chief officer of a shire or county, to whom is intrusted the execution of the laws, the serving of judicial writs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheriff — sheriffdom /sher if deuhm/, n. /sher if/, n. 1. the law enforcement officer of a county or other civil subdivision of a state. 2. (formerly) an important civil officer in an English shire. [bef. 1050; ME sher(r)ef, OE scirgerefa. See SHIRE,… …   Universalium

  • sheriff — Constitutionally elected officer having responsibilities of law enforcement and administration of sheriffs department. Durrell v. Franklin County Com rs, Me., 532 A.2d 146, 147. The chief executive and administrative officer of a county, being… …   Black's law dictionary

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