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Bailiff- Definition:Bailáiff [b‡ylif] (plural bailáiffs)  noun  1.  law court official: a court official whose tasks include supervising prisoners and keeping order in court during a trial  2.  U.K. law sheriff's officer: a legal officer who serves under a sheriff and is empowered to take possession of a debtor's property, forcibly if necessary, to serve writs, and to make arrests  3.  U.K. steward: a steward or agent of a landowner or landlord    [13th century. Via Old French baillif-

Bailiff- Definition:

Bailáiff [b‡ylif] (plural bailáiffs) noun 1. law court official: a court official whose tasks include supervising prisoners and keeping order in court during a trial 2. U.K. law sheriff’s officer: a legal officer who serves under a sheriff and is empowered to take possession of a debtor’s property, forcibly if necessary, to serve writs, and to make arrests 3. U.K. steward: a steward or agent of a landowner or landlord [13th century. Via Old French baillif- “overseer” < assumed medieval Latin bajulivus < Latin bajulus "somebody who carries (responsibility)"]

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