What is another word for Shrievalty?

Pronunciation: [ʃɹˈiːvə͡lti] (IPA)

Shrievalty is a term that refers to the office or tenure of a sheriff. Other terms that can be used synonymously with shrievalty include shrievalship, sheriffdom, and sheriffalty. Sheriffship is also an acceptable synonym for shrievalty, as is the phrase-office of sheriff. The term sheriffate can also be used synonymously with shrievalty, although it is less commonly used. Additionally, the term sheriffcy can be used in the same context. All of these terms describe the same idea of the position of a sheriff and the administration of justice within a certain geographical area.

Synonyms for Shrievalty:

What are the hypernyms for Shrievalty?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    officer of the law, lawenforcement, LawEnforcementOfficer, LawEnforcementRole, LawOfficial, LegalAuthority, PublicSafetyOfficial.

Usage examples for Shrievalty

After discourse of this, and of supplying the garrison with some more horse, we rose; and Sir J. Minnes and I home again, finding the street about our house full, Sir R. Ford beginning his Shrievalty to-day and, what with his and our houses being new painted, the street begins to look a great deal better than it did, and more gracefull.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright"
Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
An Act was afterwards passed-in July, 1850-making the Shrievalty in Westmorland the same as in other counties.
"Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland"
Daniel Scott
He ought to do something to make his Shrievalty memorable .
"Brother Copas"
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

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