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reeve

Pronunciation: /riːv/

Translation of reeve in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (in UK) [History/Historia] alguacil (masculine and feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (in Canada) presidente (masculine and feminine) del concejo
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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