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bailiff Explained

bailiff at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


bailiff at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1242, from O.Fr. baillif, acc. of baillis "administrative official, deputy," from V.L. *bajulivus "official in charge of a castle," from L. bajulus "porter." Used in M.E. of a public administrator of a district, a chief officer of a Hundred, or an officer under a sheriff. ///

bailiff at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: baillif, from bail; BAIL1]//
1 BrE someone who looks after a farm or land that belongs to someone else:
2 AmE an official of the legal system who watches prisoners and keeps order in a court of law:
3 BrE an official of the legal system who can take people's goods or property when they owe money:

bailiff at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Officer of some U.S. courts whose duties include keeping order in the courtroom and guarding prisoners or jurors in deliberation. In medieval Europe, it was a title of some dignity and power, denoting a manorial superintendent or royal agent who collected fines and rent, served writs, assembled juries, made arrests, and executed the monarch's orders. The bailiff's authority was gradually eroded by the increasing need to use administrators with legal or other specialized training.

bailiff at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

65 Moby Thesaurus words for "bailiff":
G-man, MC, MP, attorney, beadle, beagle, bound bailiff, butler,
captain, catchpole, chief of police, commissioner, constable,
croupier, curator, custodian, deputy, deputy sheriff, detective,
emcee, factor, fed, federal, flic, gendarme, government man,
guardian, housekeeper, inspector, landreeve, librarian, lictor,
lieutenant, mace-bearer, majordomo, marshal, master of ceremonies,
mounted policeman, narc, officer, patrolman, peace officer,
police captain, police commissioner, police constable,
police inspector, police matron, police officer, police sergeant,
policeman, policewoman, portreeve, proctor, procurator, reeve,
roundsman, seneschal, sergeant, sergeant at arms, sheriff, steward,
superintendent, tipstaff, tipstaves, trooper

BAILIFF at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

eath. * He later avenged himself on his wife's killers.
People revenge themselves on somebody or are revenged on them: He was later revenged on his wife's killers. You cannot revenge something: _S_h_e_ _v_o_w_e_d_ _t_o_ _r_e_v_e_n_g_e_ _h_e_r_ _b_r_o_t_h_e_r_'_s_ _d_e_a_t_h.
1 (abbreviation Ave.) a street in a town or city:
a hotel on Fifth Avenue * 120 Holland Park Avenue
2 (BrE) a wide straight road with trees on both sides, especially one leading to a big house:
an avenue lined with plane trees
3 a choice or way of making progress towards sth:
Several avenues are open to us. * We will explore every avenue until we find an answer. * He saw suicide as the only avenue left open to him.verb
(-rr-) (rare, formal) to state firmly and strongly that sth is true:
[V that] She averred that she had never seen the man before. [also VN, V speech]adjective, noun, verb
1 [only before noun] calculated by adding several amounts together, finding a total, and dividing the total by the number of amounts:
an average rate / cost / price * Average earnings are around 」20 000 per annum. * at an average speed of 100 miles per hour
2 typical or normal:
40 hours is a fairly average working week for most people. * children of above / below average intelligence * 」20 for dinner is about average.
3 ordinary; not special:
I was just an average sort of student.
averagely adverb (rare):
He was attractive and averagely intelligent.
noun [C, U]
1 the result of adding several amounts together, finding a total, and dividing the total by the number of amounts:
The average of 4, 5 and 9 is 6. * Parents spend an average of $220 a year on toys for their children. * If I get an A on this essay, that will bring my average (= average mark / grade) up to a B+.
2 a level which is usual:
Temperatures are above / below average for the time of year. * 400 people a year die of this disease on average. * Class sizes in the school are below the national average.
1 [VN] [no passive] to be equal to a particular amount as an average:
Economic growth is expected to average 2% next year. * Drivers in London can expect to average about 12 miles per hour (= to have that as their average speed).
2 to calculate the average of sth:
[VN] Earnings are averaged over the whole period. [also V]
average out (at sth) to result in an average amount over a period of time or when several things are considered:
The cost should average out at about 」6 per person. * Sometimes I pay, sometimes he pays-it seems to average out (= result in us paying the same amount).
average sth<->out (at sth) to calculate the average of sthadjective [not before noun]
1 not ~ to sth / to doing sth l

Bailiff at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bailiff \Bail"iff\, n. [OF. baillif, F. bailli, custodia?
magistrate, fr. L. bajulus porter. See {Bail} to deliver.]
1. 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. --Abbott.

Lausanne is under the canton of Berne, governed by a
bailiff sent every three years from the senate.

2. (Eng. Law) A sheriff's deputy, appointed to make arrests,
collect fines, summon juries, etc.

Note: In American law the term bailiff is seldom used except
sometimes to signify a sheriff's officer or constable,
or a party liable to account to another for the rent
and profits of real estate. --Burrill.

3. An overseer or under steward of an estate, who directs
husbandry operations, collects rents, etc. [Eng.]

bailiff at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Burghmaster \Burgh"mas`ter\, n.
1. A burgomaster.

2. (Mining) An officer who directs and lays out the meres or
boundaries for the workmen; -- called also {bailiff}, and
{barmaster}. [Eng.]

bailiff at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

bailiff at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


Inter: etyl » xno and Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » bailif (plural Inter: term » bailis), Inter: etyl » LL. *Inter: term » |baiulivus. Compare Modern French Inter: term » bailli|lang=fr


* Inter: enPR » bāʹ-lĭf, Inter: IPA » /ˈbeɪlɪf/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"beIlIf/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: lega » l A legal officer to whom some degree of authority, care or jurisdiction is committed.
    1. Inter: Britis » h The steward or overseer of an estate.

      Related terms

      * bailie

  • bailiwick


    Inter: trans-top » legal officer to whom some degree of authority, care or jurisdiction is committed
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|съдебен пристав
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|法警|tr=fǎjǐng|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|baljuw|m, Inter: t+ » nl|drost|m, Inter: t- » nl|drossaard|m, Inter: t- » nl|amman|m, Inter: t- » nl|meier|m, Inter: t+ » nl|schout|m, Inter: t- » nl|gerechtsdeurwaarder|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vouti, Inter: t- » fi|oikeudenpalvelija
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|huissier|m, Inter: t+ » fr|huissier de justice|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Gerichtsvollzieher|m
    • Irish: Inter: t » ga|maor|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|執達吏|tr=しったつり, shittatsuri|sc=Jpan
    • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|baylee|m, Inter: t- » gv|meoir|m
    • Russian: Inter: l » ru|судебный Inter: l » ru|исполнитель (sudébnyj ispolnítelʹ) {{m}}, Inter: l » ru|судебный Inter: l » ru|пристав (sudébnyj prístav) {{m}}, Inter: t+ » ru|бейлиф|m|tr=bɛ́jlif Inter: qualifier » foreign context
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|maor|m, Inter: t- » gd|bàillidh|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » steward or overseer of an estate
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|управител на имение
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|meier|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tilanhoitaja
    • Irish: Inter: t » ga|maor|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|baylee|m, Inter: t- » gv|meoir|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|управляющий|m|tr=upravljájuščij
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|maor|m, Inter: t- » gd|bàillidh|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Faroese: fúti {{m}}
    • French: bailli {{m}}
    • German: Amtmann, Landvogt {{m}}

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: meirinho
  • Spanish: alguacil
  • Walloon: bayî

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Law -
    Translation: de » bailiff
    Translation: et » bailiff
    Translation: el » bailiff
    Translation: es » bailiff
    Translation: fr » bailiff
    Translation: ko » bailiff
    Translation: io » bailiff
    Translation: it » bailiff
    Translation: kn » bailiff
    Translation: hu » bailiff
    Translation: mg » bailiff
    Translation: my » bailiff
    Translation: pl » bailiff
    Translation: pt » bailiff
    Translation: ru » bailiff
    Translation: fi » bailiff
    Translation: ta » bailiff
    Translation: te » bailiff
    Translation: th » bailiff
    Translation: tr » bailiff
    Translation: vi » bailiff
    Translation: zh » bailiff