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reve (plural reves)
- Obsolete form of reeve (local official).
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Piers Plowman to this entry?)
- 14thC, Geoffrey Chaucer, Prologue to the Reves Tale, 1915, The College Chaucer, page 94,
- Ne at this tale I saugh no man hym greve, / But it were oonly Osewold the Reve;