Shrieval
Shrieval Shriev"al, a. Of or pertaining to a sheriff. [1913 Webster]

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  • shrieval — adjective Relating to a sheriff. This case of shrieval corruption eventually lead to the sheriff facing criminal charges …   Wiktionary

  • shrieval — adjective Etymology: obsolete shrieve sheriff, from Middle English shirreve more at sheriff Date: 1681 chiefly British of or relating to a sheriff …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shrieval — /shree veuhl/, adj. of, belonging to, or relating to a sheriff. [1670 80; SHRIEVE1 + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • shrieval — adj. pertaining to a sheriff …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shrieval — [ ʃri:v(ə)l] adjective chiefly historical relating to a sheriff. Origin C17: from shrieve, obs. var. of sheriff …   English new terms dictionary

  • shrieval — shriev·al …   English syllables

  • shrieval — adj. of or relating to a sheriff. Etymology: shrieve obs. var. of SHERIFF …   Useful english dictionary

  • High Sheriff — The High Sheriff is, or was, a law enforcement position in Anglosphere countries. In England and Wales, the High Sheriff is an unpaid, partly ceremonial post appointed by The Crown through a Warrant from the Privy Council. In Cornwall the High… …   Wikipedia

  • shrieve — [shrēv] n. obs. var. of SHERIFF shrieval adj …   English World dictionary

  • shrievalty — n. (pl. ies) 1 a sheriff s office or jurisdiction. 2 the tenure of this. Etymology: as SHRIEVAL + alty as in mayoralty etc …   Useful english dictionary

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