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Meaning of SHRIEVALTY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Shriev"al*ty\, n. [Contr. from sheriffalty. See
{Shrieve}, n. {Sheriff}.]
The office, or sphere of jurisdiction, of a sheriff;
sheriffalty.

      It was ordained by 28 Edward I that the people shall
      have election of sheriff in every shire where the
      shrievalty is not of inheritance.        --Blackstone.

 

 

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