an archaic variant of sheriff.
Other definitions for shrieve (2 of 2)
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.Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama | Walter W. Greg
British Dictionary definitions for shrieve
an archaic word for sheriff
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