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shrieve1

[shreev]
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noun Archaic.
  1. sheriff.

shrieve2

[shreev]
verb (used with or without object), shrieved, shriev·ing. Archaic.
  1. shrive.
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Examples from the Web for shrieve

Historical Examples

  • Shrieve me never, if I toss not the contents of yon dish into the gods face!

    The Fair God

    Lew Wallace

  • When holy fathers wont to shrieve; Now gynneth this roundelay.

  • Was he the Father of the village, summoned from his cell to shrieve the dying, bless the dead?

    In the West Country

    Francis A. Knight


British Dictionary definitions for shrieve

shrieve

noun
  1. an archaic word for sheriff
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