reif

noun
\ ˈrēf \
plural -s

Definition of reif

chiefly Scottish
: robbery, plunder keep the house frae reif and wear— Sir Walter Scott

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History and Etymology for reif

Middle English (Scots) ref, reif, from Old English rēaf; akin to Old High German roubōn to rob

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“Reif.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reif. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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