shrieval

adjective

shrie·​val ˈshrē-vəl How to pronounce shrieval (audio)
 especially Southern  ˈsrē-
chiefly British
: of or relating to a sheriff

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shrieval was in 1681

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Cite this Entry

“Shrieval.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shrieval. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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