Posted by Ian McColl on June 25, 2001 at 10:40:56:
In Reply to: Re: WORD ORIGINS posted by Mark Lyons on June 25, 2001 at 07:27:05:
Hi Mark, don't know if this one helps, SHERIFF is derived from `SHIRE' (county), `REEVE' (local district or town magistrate) [ shire-reeve ]
My thanks to Lee P for this one.
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