Definition of Bailiff

1. Noun. An officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc..

Generic synonyms: Functionary, Official
Derivative terms: Bailiffship



Definition of Bailiff

1. n. Originally, a person put in charge of something; especially, a chief officer, magistrate, or keeper, as of a county, town, hundred, or castle; one to whom powers of custody or care are intrusted.

Definition of Bailiff

1. Noun. (legal) A legal officer to whom some degree of authority, care or jurisdiction is committed. ¹

2. Noun. (British) The steward or overseer of an estate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bailiff

1. a court officer [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bailiff

bailbond
bailbonds
baile
bailed
bailed out
bailee
bailees
bailer
bailers
bailey
baileychlore
baileychlores
baileys
bailie
bailies
bailiff (current term)
bailiffs
bailiffship
bailiffships
bailiffwick
bailiffwicks
bailing
bailing out
bailiwick
bailiwicks
bailli
baillie
baillies
baillis
bailment

Literary usage of Bailiff

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A New Abridgment of the Law by Matthew Bacon (1832)
"SP In what cases a bailiff may justify || Holt CJ formerly doubted whether an arrest by the bailiff's follower were good though in the bailiff's presence; ..."

2. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1800)
"Thomas Corbett, bailiff of the liberty of the dean and chapter of the collegiate ... and on the lame day delivered to him the laid bailiff, by the faid ..."

3. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1791)
"In affile oi^e wa: permitted to plead by bailiff, that the lar.d was ... who had pleaded by bailiff, and pleaded record in bar, taking the tenancy, ..."

4. A Digest of the Laws of England by Anthony Hammond, John Comyns (1826)
"[The bailiff's name indorsed on the writ is sufficient evidence that he was ... Proof that the person who committed the trespass was his general bailiff, ..."

5. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1859)
"HE was standing at his door, staring around him, saw the bailiff at a distance, ... It is doing me a great honor, Mr. bailiff—but tell me, ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"The charter then named William Thornton to be the first senior bailiff, and Nicholas Watson to be the first junior bailiff, and directed that they should ..."

7. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Samuel March Phillipps (1822)
"The fact, of the sheriff having authorized the bailiff to take ... The bailiff usually returns the warrant, if not executed, to the sheriff's office, ..."

8. The Universities of Europe in the Middle Ages by Hastings Rashdall (1895)
"Suburb, jn i2#8 disputes arose out of the attempts of a certain Robert de Welles, the King's bailiff, to resist the jurisdiction of the Chancellor, ..."

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