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reeve in History topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreevereeve /riːv/ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 PGOthe official who is in charge of the town governments in some Canadian provinces2 SHSCLan English law officer in the past
Examples from the Corpus
reeveβ€’ After a reeve has mated she departs from the lek to lay her eggs and rears her young by herself.β€’ It was the elderly reeve, Fulk.β€’ For some time there was a conflict of jurisdiction between the bishop's reeves and the interests of the Gild Merchant.