Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bound bailiff.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Bound bailiff, under bound, a.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An under-bailiff; a subordinate civil officer, appointed to serve writs and to make arrests and executions.

Etymologies

A corruption of bound bailiff. (Wiktionary)

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