Bailiff

Definition of Bailiff

Bail´iff   Pronunciation: bāl´ĭf
n.1.
1.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.
Lausanne is under the canton of Berne, governed by a bailiff sent every three years from the senate.
- Addison.
2.(Eng. Law) A sheriff's deputy, appointed to make arrests, collect fines, summon juries, etc.
3.An overseer or under steward of an estate, who directs husbandry operations, collects rents, etc.

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