Definition of Bailiffs

1. Noun. (plural of bailiff) ¹



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Definition of Bailiffs

1. bailiff [n] - See also: bailiff

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bailiffs

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

Literary usage of Bailiffs

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

1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"bailiffs, or sheriff's officers, are either bailiffs of hundreds, or special bailiffs. bailiffs of hundreds are officers appointed over those respective ..."

2. Calendar of the Close Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office: Prepared by Public Record Office, Great Britain Public Record Office, Great Britain (1905)
"The mayor and bailiffs of Dover. The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. The mayor and bailiffs of ... The bailiffs of Here wich. The bailiffs of Colchester. ..."

3. 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)
"2d, That the bailiffs who presided at such meeting were not proper ... And for this part of the argument it may be taken, that two bailiffs defacto did ..."

4. Preventing Gang & Drug Related Witness Intimidation by Peter Finn (1998)
"If bailiffs are not careful to face and watch the spectators at all times, ... In addition, as with judges, bailiffs may not be familiar with what the gang ..."

5. A survey of London: Written in the Year 1598 by John Stow, William John Thoms (1876)
"And now for the name of bailiffs, and after that of mayors, as followeth : In the first year of King Richard I., the citizens of London obtained to be ..."

6. English Local Government from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporations by Sidney Webb, Beatrice (Potter) Webb (1908)
"In about thirty Municipal Corporations, however, the bailiffs occupied an ... But whether the bailiffs were the Heads of their several Corporations, ..."

7. The Continental Legal History Series by Association of American Law Schools (1915)
"bailiffs (in the North), Seneschals (in the South).3 Origins. —The grand seneschal, an officer ... Tours through the country; right to dismiss the bailiffs. ..."

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