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shrievalty

[shree-vuh l-tee] /ˈʃri vəl ti/
noun, plural shrievalties.
1.
the office, term, or jurisdiction of a sheriff.
Also called sheriffalty.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; shrieve1 + -alty, as in mayoralty
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shrievalty

/ˈʃriːvəltɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the office or term of office of a sheriff
2.
the jurisdiction of a sheriff
Word Origin
C16: from shrieve, on the model of mayoralty
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