verb (used with or without object), reived, reiv·ing. Chiefly Scot.

to rob; plunder.

Origin of reive

First recorded in 1860–65; variant of reave1
Related formsreiv·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(intr) Scot and Northern English dialect to go on a plundering raid
Derived Formsreiver, noun

Word Origin for reive

variant of reave 1
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