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portreeve

(ˈpɔːtˌriːv)
n
1. (Historical Terms) history obsolete the reeve of a port
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) local government a role equivalent to a mayor or mayor's assistant
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Mr Ward said he drove himself and Baxter to the Portreeve restaurant in nearby Laugharne - though he has no driving licence - to see his girlfriend Julie Harris who worked there.
There were 11 park keepers who were paid PS2 15s.7d weekly and the earliest known officer of the Corporation bore the title of Praepositus or Portreeve. The name appears in an agreement of 1126 between Robert Consul and Urban the first Norman Bishop of Llan-daff.
Clifford Roberts, the Portreeve of Laugharne where the poet lived.
EATING OUT: The Portreeve Tafarn, Market Square, Laugharne.
Bowing to pressure from its powerful portreeve, in 1720 Swansea reluctantly granted the lease of a copperworks, but in 1746 its chastened Corporation recanted by banishing copper smelting from the borough.
The defendant said he then drove himself and Baxter to the Portreeve restaurant in Laugharne.
* Helen Price, 46, of Portreeve Close, Llantrisant, pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle above the 30mph speed limit on May 18.
DYLAN THOMAS called Laugharne a "timeless, mild, beguiling island of a town with its seven public houses, one chapel in action, one church, one factory, two billiard tables, one St Bernard (without brandy), one policeman, three rivers, a visiting sea, one Rolls-Royce selling fish and chips, one cannon (cast-iron), one chancellor (flesh and blood), one portreeve, one Danny Raye, and a multitude of mixed birds, here we just are, and there is nowhere like it anywhere at all."
<B Portreeve of Laugharne W C Griffith, left, with Samuel in-law and Rene viewing the devastation in Belgium 1921 Thomas, Mrs Demoulin's daughter-
Self-employed builder Lee Noble, 40, of Portreeve Close, Llantrisant, was given a 45-day sentence after skipping payments on a house in Llantrisant Road, Pontyclun, between January 2006 and August 2007.
On Monday - the first after Michaelmas - the town's new portreeve was sworn in, signifying the town's loyalty to tradition.