Definitions for bailiffˈbeɪ lɪf

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bailiff(noun)

    an officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.

Wiktionary

  1. bailiff(Noun)

    A legal officer to whom some degree of authority, care or jurisdiction is committed.

  2. bailiff(Noun)

    The steward or overseer of an estate.

  3. Origin: and bailif (plural bailis), *. Compare Modern French bailli

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bailiff(noun)

    originally, a person put in charge of something especially, a chief officer, magistrate, or keeper, as of a county, town, hundred, or castle; one to whom power/ of custody or care are intrusted

  2. Bailiff(noun)

    a sheriff's deputy, appointed to make arrests, collect fines, summon juries, etc

  3. Bailiff(noun)

    an overseer or under steward of an estate, who directs husbandry operations, collects rents, etc

Freebase

  1. Bailiff

    A bailiff is a manager, overseer or custodian; a legal officer to whom some degree of authority, care or jurisdiction is committed. Bailiffs are of various kinds and their offices and duties vary greatly.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bailiff

    bāl′if, n. formerly any king's officer, e.g. sheriffs, mayors, &c., but applied specially to the chief officer of a hundred, still the title of the chief magistrate of various towns (e.g. High-bailiff of Westminster, cf. Bailiff of Dover Castle, also the bailly or first civil officer of the Channel Islands: a sheriff's officer: an agent or land-steward.—n. Bail′iwick, the jurisdiction of a bailiff. [O. Fr. baillif—Low L. bajulivusbajalus, carrier, administrator. See Bail.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bailiff in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bailiff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bill Robles:

    The girls would have outbursts. He would have occasional outbursts. They would all do the same thing and copy him. One time they removed him from the courtroom and put him a holding cell, behind a locked door with a little screen, at one point he was agitated and (said) something to the effect of 'Somebody ought to cut your head off, judge' ... And before you knew it, Bingo! He was leaping toward the judge. The bailiff tackled him in midair.

  2. Kenneth Jaynes:

    Then the the judge asked Josten if I was worth it and if we were living together, and we both said 'yes.' When the judge said part of the probation was that we had to get married Josten smiled at me and I was turning red. The judge said, 'You might want to check with her first.' Josten said that because my face was red he thought I was OK with it, but then the judge made me stand up and asked me if I was OK with it. I said yes. People were laughing behind me and the bailiff had to say 'order in the court.' It was embarrassing.

  3. Kenneth Jaynes:

    We figured he'd get probation but were surprised about the other conditions, especially the marriage, then the the judge asked Josten if I was worth it and if we were living together, and we both said 'yes.' When the judge said part of the probation was that we had to get married Josten smiled at me and I was turning red. The judge said, 'You might want to check with her first.' Josten said that because my face was red he thought I was OK with it, but then the judge made me stand up and asked me if I was OK with it. I said yes. People were laughing behind me and the bailiff had to say 'order in the court.' It was embarrassing.

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