Meaning of SHRIEVALTY in English

-ltē, -ti noun

( -es )

Etymology: shrieve + -alty (as in royalty )

chiefly Britain

1. : the office of a sheriff

the honor of the shrievalty

2. : the term of office of a sheriff

the events of his shrievalty

3. : the jurisdiction of a sheriff

the sheriff has publicly admitted that there are … milk bars in his shrievalty — H.F.Ellis

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