Wicgerefa

A town *reeve; also the chief officer of London in the 7c and later. -

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • wícgeréfa — m ( n/ n) bailiff, reeve of a wíc or vill; In gen., a tax gatherer, publican; A farmer general of the Roman revenues, usually from the equestrian order [publicanus], tax gatherer …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • 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. Cf. Reeve; Scir reeve; …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • wícgeféra — see wícgeréfa …   Old to modern English dictionary

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