Associations to the word «Bailiff»


BAILIFF, noun. (legal) A legal officer to whom some degree of authority, care or jurisdiction is committed.
BAILIFF, noun. (British) The steward or overseer of an estate.
BAILIFF, noun. (Channel Islands) The Chief Justice in each of the Channel Island bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, also serving as president of the legislature and having ceremonial and executive functions.

Dictionary definition

BAILIFF, noun. An officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc..

Wise words

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