shrievalty


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shrie·val

 (shrē′vəl)
adj.
Of or relating to a sheriff.

[From obsolete shrieve, variant of sheriff.]

shrie′val·ty n.

shrievalty

(ˈʃriːvəltɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the office or term of office of a sheriff
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the jurisdiction of a sheriff
[C16: from shrieve, on the model of mayoralty]
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The Shrievalty can be the perfect glue to hold communities together peacefully, without having to dispense political messages.
This article provides a brief examination of the historiographical treatment of merchants in politics as well as North's political role in the Restoration, and an in-depth analysis of his political career, including his entrance via a highly controversial election, his shrievalty, and his post-shrieval duties.
8 and 13, that 'the people should have the election of sheriffs in every shire, when the shrievalty is not of inheritance.
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Volunteers, young carers and budding community leaders were also recognised at the Shrievalty Awards at Durham Castle.
In bringing to life many of the formal and cultural practices of the Shrievalty and showing how these link to today's world, I hope to push open doors some young people would never know existed or would never chSoose to go through.
In bringing to life many of the formal and cultural practices of the Shrievalty and showing how these link to today's world, I hope to push open doors which some young people would never know existed or would never choose to go through.
The group was nominated for the annual Shrievalty Awards, funded by the High Sheriff of Durham, the Durham Agency Against Crime (DAAC), Durham University and the Sir James Knott Trust.
A former High Sheriff and Deputy Lieutenant for Powys, he was chairman of a host of organisations,including the Shrievalty Association (the High Sheriffs' Association for England and Wales), theWales Tourism Alliance and the Sunday Opening Council campaign to open all pubs in Wales on a Sunday.
39) Spence remarks that Clifford's "acting as if the barony of Westmoreland were an independent fiefdom and her shrievalty set apart from, even above the law of the realm" (231) seriously offended the royal administration.