shrieve 1[shreev] Examples noun Archaic.

  1. sheriff.

shrieve 2[shreev] verb (used with or without object), shrieved, shriev·ing. Archaic.

  1. shrive.

Examples from the Web for shrieve Historical Examples of shrieve

  • Shrieve me never, if I toss not the contents of yon dish into the gods face!

    The Fair God

    Lew Wallace

  • When holy fathers wont to shrieve; Now gynneth this roundelay.

    Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama

    Walter W. Greg

  • Was he the Father of the village, summoned from his cell to shrieve the dying, bless the dead?

    In the West Country

    Francis A. Knight

  • British Dictionary definitions for shrieve shrieve noun

    1. an archaic word for sheriff
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