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Definition of Bailiff


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

Bailiff Translations

bailiff in French is huissier
bailiff in German is Gerichtsvollzieher
bailiff in Latin is procurator
bailiff in Spanish is alguacil
bailiff in Swedish is fogde