Related to shrieval: chary


Of or relating to a sheriff.

[From obsolete shrieve, variant of sheriff.]

shrie′val·ty n.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or relating to a sheriff
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SHRIEVAL A High-pitched sound B Pertaining to a sheriff C Passerine bird who am I?
High-scoring words included: kernite (a mineral) 100 points; coniines (poisonous alkaloid) 98; shrieval (relating to a sheriff) 97; exordial (beginning) 92.
He was appointed as a part-time Sheriff in 2009 and is a Shrieval Convenor of Mental Health Tribunals.
It is a masterful work in the growing literary genre of shrieval scholarship.
The continuity of parliamentary and civic activism against the crown in 1680-82 is stressed; indeed, De Krey argues, the London shrieval election of June-September 1682 is far more instrumental in exemplifying a national Tory reaction than the dissolution of the Oxford Parliament the previous year.
Home's tenure as sheriff of Berwick in 1599 was less noteworthy, and demonstrated his difficulty in balancing shrieval duties with his active court life at that time.