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- 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.
The mental processes of Charles are shown in his suggestion of a pleasant plan whereby Imlay could be lured back to England, arrested, and with the assistance of a bumbailiff, marriage forced upon him.
I don't mean to be made a barrister; I'd as soon be a bumbailiff.