shrieval

adjective
shrie·​val | \ ˈshrē-vəl , 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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