dikereeve

noun
dike·​reeve
variants: or less commonly dykereeve \ ˈdīˌkrēv \
plural -s

Definition of dikereeve

: an English official in charge of the drains, sluices, and sea walls in a district of fen or marshy land

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History and Etymology for dikereeve

perhaps alteration (influenced by English reeve) of dikegrave (official)

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“Dikereeve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dikereeve. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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