Sheriffdom

A sheriffdom is a judicial district in Scotland. Since 1 January 1975, there have been six sheriffdoms. ==History== ===Before 1975=== Sheriffdoms were originally identical to the shires counties of Scotland, originating in the twelfth century. Until the eighteenth century the office of sheriff was often hereditary, but this was ended following the...
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Sheriffdom

• (n.) Alt. of Sheriffwick
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