Portgrave
Portgreve Port"greve`, Portgrave Port"grave`, [AS. portger[=e]fa; port a harbor + ger[=e]fa a reeve or sheriff. See {Reeve} a steward, and cf. {Portreeve}.] In old English law, the chief magistrate of a port or maritime town.; a portreeve. [Obs.] --Fabyan. [1913 Webster]

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  • portgrave — or portgreve variant of portreeve …   Useful english dictionary

  • Portgreve — Port greve , Portgrave Port grave , [AS. portger[=e]fa; port a harbor + ger[=e]fa a reeve or sheriff. See {Reeve} a steward, and cf. {Portreeve}.] In old English law, the chief magistrate of a port or maritime town.; a portreeve. [Obs.] Fabyan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • portgreve — I. see portgrave II. noun see portreeve …   Useful english dictionary

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