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Rated: E · Book · Educational · #2105953
One hundred facts that are interesting but ultimately useless.
#907817 added March 28, 2017 at 5:15pm
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"Sheriff"
"Sheriff"
- etymology -

The word "sheriff" is a compound of "shire" (Old English "scir", meaning "county" or "province") and "reeve" ("gerefa", meaning "steward"). A sheriff was originally an official who managed a territory on behalf of the ruling monarch.


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