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Word of the Day 12/17/18 Shrievalty

Shrievalty (noun)
shrievalty [shree-vuh l-tee]


noun, plural shriev·al·ties.
1. the office, term, or jurisdiction of a sheriff.

Also called sheriffalty.

Origin: 1495–1505; shrieve + -alty, as in mayoralty


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