bailiff definition

  • noun:
    • A court attendant entrusted with obligations for instance the upkeep of order in a courtroom during an endeavor.
    • the state just who helps a British sheriff and who may have the energy to execute writs, processes, and arrests.
    • Chiefly British An overseer of an estate; a steward.
    • A legal officer to who some extent of expert, care or jurisdiction is dedicated.
    • The steward or overseer of an estate.
    • Originally, you added charge of anything; specially, a chief officer, magistrate, or keeper, by a county, town, hundred, or palace; anyone to whom powers of custody or attention tend to be intrusted.
    • A sheriff's deputy, appointed to create arrests, collect fines, summon juries, etc.
    • An overseer or under-steward of an estate, which directs husbandry operations, collects rents, etc.
    • A subordinate civil officer or functionary.
    • An overseer or under-steward on an estate, appointed to manage woodlands, direct husbandry functions, gather rents, etc. Also called a bailiff of forests, or bailiff in husbandry.
    • An officer associated with the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem.
    • In London, an officer who supervises the assessment of fish introduced into the town.
    • an officer of this judge that is employed to perform writs and operations and also make arrests etc.

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