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reeve

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Officials, History, Law
reevereeve /riːv/ noun [countable]  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
reeveAfter a reeve has mated she departs from the lek to lay her eggs and rears her young by herself.It was the elderly reeve, Fulk.For some time there was a conflict of jurisdiction between the bishop's reeves and the interests of the Gild Merchant.
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