shrieval

adjective
shrie·​val | \ ˈshrē-vəl How to pronounce shrieval (audio) , especially Southern ˈsrē- \

Definition of shrieval

chiefly British
: of or relating to a sheriff

First Known Use of shrieval

1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shrieval

obsolete shrieve sheriff, from Middle English shirreve — more at sheriff

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“Shrieval.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shrieval. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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