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    2. Do you have a context for the word? From the dictionary: Reeve, “a local official, in particular the chief magistrate of a town or district in Anglo-Saxon England.” So...British English there, not something you would hear in the U.S, so far as I know. Unless the context is boating (nautical). Still you wouldn’t hear it much, unless you’re a sailor or you’re reading about sailing. “Look at him reeving those lines like a pro.” “Reeve the smaller thread through the eye of the chafing ring.”

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    2. You said: “The Saxon social organization was divided in 4 social groups or classes: Thanes, Reeves, Ceorls or Churls and Thralls.” I think it would be better to say: The Saxon social organization was divided in 4 social groups or classes: Thanes, Reeves, Ceorls (or Churls) and Thralls. This is just to clarify that Ceorls/Churls are the same thing.

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