shrieval

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adjective shrie·val \ˈshrē-vəl, especially Southern ˈsrē-\

Definition of shrieval

chiefly British

  1. :  of or relating to a sheriff

Origin and Etymology of shrieval

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


First Known Use: 1681


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