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bailiff


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bailiff  \Bail"iff\,  n.  [OF.  baillif  F.  bailli  custodia? 
  magistrate,  fr  L.  bajulus  porter.  See  {Bail}  to  deliver.] 
  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  power?  of 
  custody  or  care  are  intrusted.  --Abbott. 
 
  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 
 
  Note:  In  American  law  the  term  bailiff  is  seldom  used  except 
  sometimes  to  signify  a  sheriff's  officer  or  constable, 
  or  a  party  liable  to  account  to  another  for  the  rent 
  and  profits  of  real  estate.  --Burrill. 
 
  3.  An  overseer  or  under  steward  of  an  estate,  who  directs 
  husbandry  operations,  collects  rents,  etc  [Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burghmaster  \Burgh"mas`ter\,  n. 
  1.  A  burgomaster. 
 
  2.  (Mining)  An  officer  who  directs  and  lays  out  the  meres  or 
  boundaries  for  the  workmen;  --  called  also  {bailiff},  and 
  {barmaster}.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bailiff 
  n  :  an  officer  of  the  court  who  is  employed  to  execute  writs  and 
  processes  and  make  arrests  etc 




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