greeve


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Greeve \Greeve\, n.
   See Grieve, an overseer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grieve \Grieve\ (gr[=e]v), Greeve \Greeve\, n. [AS. ger[=e]fa.
   Cf. Reeve an officer.]
   A manager of a farm, or overseer of any work; a reeve; a
   manorial bailiff. [Scot.]
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         Their children were horsewhipped by the grieve. --Sir
                                                  W. Scott.
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