High reeve

In Northumbria, a high-ranking nobleman, below an *ealdorman but equivalent to a *hold; in southern England, a royal official (Lat. summus praepositus) exercising some of the functions of an ealdorman, but without the rank. -

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  • reeve — steward, O.E. gerefa, of unknown origin and with no known cognates. Not connected to Ger. Graf (see MARGRAVE (Cf. margrave)). An Anglo Saxon official of high rank, having local jurisdiction under a king. Cf. SHERIFF (Cf. sheriff) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Reeve — Generic term for an official, esp. a royal official. The king s estates were administered by reeves. It was a reeve who in *ASC 787 rode out to meet the *Viking ships which turned up near Portland, Dorset, and was killed by them the first… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • reeve — /riyv/ An ancient English officer of justice inferior in rank to an alderman. He was a ministerial officer appointed to execute process, keep the King s peace, and put the laws in execution. He witnessed all contracts and bargains, brought… …   Black's law dictionary

  • reeve — I [[t]riv[/t]] n. 1) gov an administrative officer of a town or district 2) gov (in Canada) the presiding officer of a village or town council 3) gov a steward or overseer of a medieval manor 4) gov (in Anglo Saxon times) a person of high rank… …   From formal English to slang

  • High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire — The High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, in common with other counties, was originally the King s representative on taxation upholding the law in Saxon times. The word Sheriff evolved from shire reeve . The title of High Sheriff is therefore much… …   Wikipedia

  • High Sheriff of Berkshire — The High Sheriff of Berkshire, in common with other counties, was originally the King s representative on taxation upholding the law in Saxon times. The word Sheriff evolved from shire reeve . The title of High Sheriff is therefore much older… …   Wikipedia

  • reeve — I. noun Etymology: Middle English reve, from Old English gerēfa, from ge (associative prefix) + rēfa (akin to Old English rōf number, Old High German ruova) more at co Date: before 12th century 1. a local administrative agent of an Anglo Saxon… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reeve — reeve1 /reev/, n. 1. an administrative officer of a town or district. 2. Brit. an overseer or superintendent of workers, tenants, or an estate. 3. Brit. (formerly) a person of high rank representing the crown. 4. Canadian. the presiding officer… …   Universalium

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