shrievalty

noun

shrie·​val·​ty ˈshrē-vəl-tē How to pronounce shrievalty (audio)
chiefly British
: the office, term of office, or jurisdiction of a sheriff

Word History

First Known Use

1502, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shrievalty was in 1502

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“Shrievalty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shrievalty. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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