Port"greve` (?), Port"grave` (?),[AS. portger�xc7;fa; port a harbor + ger�xc7;fa a reeve or sheriff. See Reeve a steward, and cf. Portreeve.]

In old English law, the chief magistrate of a port or maritime town.; a portreeve.

[Obs.]

Fabyan.

 

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