What does bailiff mean?

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.


  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


  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.]


  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

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