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The office, jurisdiction, or tenure of a sheriff.
- ‘Moreover, the combined salaries of the three wardens or lieutenants was now less than £400 per annum, and much of this was recouped by reviving the ancient practice of farming the shrievalties.’
- ‘This connection ensured that Stephen received a number of important, and lucrative, appointments, and Lancashire was simply one of a number of shrievalties he held at the same time.’
- ‘It was ordained by 28 Edward I that the people shall have election of sheriff in every shire where the shrievalty is not of inheritance.’
- ‘The generalisation of a contemporary writer was that, ‘everything was for sale, powers, lordships, earldoms, shrievalties, castles, towns, manors, and suchlike’ was indeed not far from the truth.’
- ‘Philip's conduct of his shrievalty included robbery, false arrest and persistent attacks on local landed interests, both secular and ecclesiastical…’
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