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Q: What is the etymology of this word? Use your dictionary if necessary. sheriff a)Old Frenchshare riff b)Old Englishshire reeve c)High Germanscherriffe d)Greekchariss
A: B. Old English Shire reeve The word "sheriff" is a contraction of the term "shire reeve". [ The term, from the Old English scirgerefa, designated a royal official responsible for keeping the peace (a "reeve") throughout a shire or county on behalf of the king.[1] The term was preserved in England notwithstanding the Norman Conquest. From the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms the term spread to several other
regions, at an early point to Scotland, latterly to Ireland, and to the United States. Read more: ]
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