from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a sheriff's officer who serves writs, makes arrests, etc. The sheriff being answerable for the bailiff's misdemeanors, the bailiff is usually under bond for the faithful discharge of his trust.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sheriff's officer; a bumbailiff.


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