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Definition of bailiff:

  1. A sheriff's deputy, appointed to make arrests, collect fines, summon juries, etc.
  2. An overseer or under steward of an estate, who directs husbandry operations, collects rents, etc.
  3. 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.


clerk, chief justice, insolvent, delinquent, debtor, attorney, the bench, advocate, circuit judge, the bar, overdrawn, debt-ridden, back, attorney general, red ink, indebted, liable, barrister.

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