Definition of Tipstaff

1. Noun. Staff with a metal tip carried as a sign of office by e.g. a bailiff or constable.

Generic synonyms: Staff



Definition of Tipstaff

1. n. A staff tipped with metal.

Definition of Tipstaff

1. Noun. A ceremonial staff, with a metal tip, carried by a constable or bailiff etc as a sign of office ¹

2. Noun. An officer, of a court etc. who carries such a staff ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tipstaff

1. an attendant in a court of law [n -STAFFS or -STAVES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tipstaff

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tipstaff (current term)
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Literary usage of Tipstaff

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1. The Code of Virginia: With the Declaration of Independence and Constitution by Virginia, John Mercer Patton, Conway Robinson (1849)
"tipstaff and crier. IR.C.Ê. 191,2, §18. The supreme court of appeals, and each special court ... ch. of appeals, may appoint a tipstaff and a crier. ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice, Pleadings by Joseph Chitty, Richard Peters (1819)
"... Bench for called guineas, of the value of forty-two shillings, under colour extortion. antj pretence of being tipstaff to the right honorable W. earl of ..."

3. The Powers, Duties and Liabilities of Executive Officers as Between These by Albert William Chaster (1899)
"THE powers here so far as regards the Sheriff, tipstaff, Gaoler and Admiralty Marshal are practically the same as in England.1 The differences are there ..."

4. Forms of Judgments and Orders in the High Court of Justice and Court of by Henry Wilmot Seton, Cecil Clare Marston Dale, W. Clowes, Great Britain Court of Appeal (1891)
"... absence of tipstaff. I [name and title of Judge] do appoint (name) one of the ushers of my Court to execute the orders made by me in the action of &c., ..."

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