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REEVE. The name of an ancient English officer of justice, inferior in rank to an alderman.
     2. He was a ministerial officer, appointed to execute process, keep the king's peace, and put the laws in execution. He witnessed all contracts and bargains; brought offenders to justice, and delivered them to punishment; took bail for such as were to appear at the county court, and presided at the court or folcmote[?]. He was also called gerefa.
     3. There were several kinds of reeves as the shire-gerefa, shire-reeve or sheriff; the heh-gerefa, or high-sheriff, tithing-reeve, burgh or borough-reeve.

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As Captain of Team Reeve, the community-driven fundraising arm of the Reeve Foundation, Van Dyken-Rouen will work to rally recruits with the goal of expanding the program and identifying new opportunities for prospective participants to get involved with the Reeve Foundation.
Locked in our little multimedia studio, this wild bunch was often on the edge of taking the conversation right over a cliff, but Reeve (usually) managed to keep things on track (well, somewhat).
But jobless Reeve, of Hyde, Gtr Manchester, who claimed he broke both legs in active service, was caught out when real Paras spotted a picture of him wearing a makeshift uniform at Godley Primary in Hyde in a local newspaper.
He said: "This is a serious case and we have found a number of aggravating circumstances in our findings as to the nature of the relationship between Ms Reeve and Pupil A.
According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Ken Reeves, who spoke before real estate and property management professionals at the BOMA/ NY May luncheon meeting, all indicators point to a strong possibility that this year, a storm of a Category 3 magnitude could make landfall near New York City.
On behalf of the entire board of directors and staff of the Christopher Reeve Foundation, we are extremely saddened by the death of Dana Reeve, whose grace and courage under the most difficult of circumstances was a source of comfort and inspiration to all of us," said Kathy Lewis, president and CEO of the foundation.
Reeve succeeded her husband as chairman of the foundation, which funded research into spinal-cord paralysis.
Lewis visited Reeve in the hospital on Friday and said she was "tired but with her typical sense of humour and smile, always trying to make other people feel good.
Reeve fell into a coma on Saturday after going into cardiac arrest while at his New York home and died on Sunday, his publicist Wesley Combs said.
Reeve, aged 44, said she decided to disclose her illness following rumours about her health in the media.
Professor Colin Blakemore, chief executive of the Medical Research Council, said Reeve was a ``remarkable man''.
But Reeve Aleutian Airlines is still the number one business at Reeve Corp.