There are 3 definitions of reeve in English:

reeve1

Syllabification: reeve
Pronunciation: /rēv
 
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noun

Canadian
  • 1The president of a village or town council.
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    • My last comments and questions are directed to our reeve, and council.
    • I live in the RM of Reynolds and am appalled by the arrogance of the present reeve and several strong-willed councillors, who along with a few followers, are steam rolling construction of a fire hall in Ward 6 near the hamlet of Prawda.
    • Houston remembers working with the rural council, and their reeve, Barry Dickson, on different issues.
  • 1.1chiefly • historical A local official, in particular the chief magistrate of a town or district in Anglo-Saxon England.
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    • Anglo-Norman England was ‘governed’ by local officers: the sheriff and the reeve, based within the shire.
    • They were jurors, reeves and lessees, and in demanding freedom and economic opportunity, they were simply claiming what they regarded as their own.
    • Through all these changes, local government remained untouched: the shires and their reeves, the shire court, the Danegeld, the national militia.

Origin

Old English rēfa.

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There are 3 definitions of reeve in English:

reeve2

Syllabification: reeve
Pronunciation: /
 
rēv/

verb (past and past participle rove /rōv/ or reeved)

[with object] Nautical
  • Thread (a rope or rod) through a ring or other aperture, especially in a block: one end of the new rope was reeved through the chain

Origin

early 17th century: probably from Dutch reven 'reef (a sail)' (see reef2).

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reeve3

Syllabification: reeve
Pronunciation: /
 
rēv/

noun

Origin

early 17th century: variant of dialect ree, of unknown origin.

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