Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The office, jurisdiction, or tenure of a sheriff

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office, or sphere of jurisdiction, of a sheriff; sheriffalty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office or jurisdiction of a sheriff.
  • n. The period during which the office of sheriff is held.

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Examples

  • Huey or Colores Archer, under Flaggy Bridge (for ann there is but one liv and hir newbridge is her old) or to explode his twelvechamber and force a shrievalty entrance that the heavybuilt

    Finnegans Wake

  • Judges, small magistrates, officers large and small, the shrievalty, the water office, the tax office, all were to come within its purview.

    The Titan

  • Also, those here who give their services to the cause of law and Wisdom in shrievalty, freely, for nothing, they surely - you surely - love Wisdom and rise early to seek it.

    Sermon at the Temple Church

  • In somewhere like Lincoln or Bristol, the shrievalty would cost you five or six hundred pounds; but the sheriffs of those towns are richer than cardinals.

    The Pillars of the Earth

  • After dinner the king knighted York in recognition of his hospitality and his past services, an honour personal to York and not extended to his colleague in the shrievalty, Richard Turke.

    London and the Kingdom - Volume I

  • "London" alone, and the shrievalty of "Middlesex" alone (the same officers executing the duties of both shrievalties) and the _firma_ of £300 paid for the shrievalty of Middlesex alone is sometimes described as the

    London and the Kingdom - Volume I

  • In 1506 Henry removed Robert Johnson, a goldsmith, from the shrievalty within three days of his election, and put William Fitz-William in his place.

    London and the Kingdom - Volume I

  • Matilda, each of whom in turn had granted the shrievalty of London and

    London and the Kingdom - Volume I

  • A very pretty custom obtained, as we learn by the records of Evelyn's father's shrievalty.

    A Righte Merrie Christmasse The Story of Christ-Tide

  • Lord Mayor -- and the three great eras of my existence were the year of my shrievalty, the year of my mayoralty, and the year after it.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 380, July 11, 1829

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