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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of catchpole.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bailiff's assistant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tax-gatherer.
  • n. A sheriff's officer, bailiff, constable, or other person whose duty is to make arrests.


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