from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An under-bailiff; a subordinate civil officer, appointed to serve writs and to make arrests and executions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun See Bound bailiff, under
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun UK, obsolete A bound bailiff.
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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.