reve

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Noun[edit]

reve (plural reves)

  1. 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;