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shrieve

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[ shreev ]
/ ʃriv /
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noun Archaic.

an archaic variant of sheriff.

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Definition for shrieve (2 of 2)

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[ shreev ]
/ ʃriv /

verb (used with or without object), shrieved, shriev·ing.Archaic.

an archaic variant of shrive.
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How to use shrieve in a sentence

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

    The Fair God|Lew Wallace
  • 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
  • When holy fathers wont to shrieve; Now gynneth this roundelay.

British Dictionary definitions for shrieve

shrieve
/ (ʃriːv) /

noun

an archaic word for sheriff
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