Before long, the judge asked the bailiff to remove him, Cooley said.
I saw a bailiff out of the corner of my eye begin to move toward us.
As soon as the bailiff got out, 'Prithee friend,' (says he) 'what is it that hangs upon yonder tree?' '
The next morning a crowd assembled in front of the bailiff's cottage.
Prayers and bath over, Arina Petrovna felt almost reconciled with the world and had the bailiff summoned again.
Now, Mr. bailiff, I am ready, give me the severest punishment you can.
The bailiff flung himself at Roger's neck, and almost shrieked, "I'll serve you as I—"
To be known Your worship's bailiff, is the mark I shoot at.Wellb.
No action can be brought against a bailiff acting under order of the court without six days' notice .
To each arm hung a bailiff, and a third clung like a leech to my legs.
mid-13c., from Old French baillif (12c., nominative baillis) "administrative official, deputy," from Vulgar Latin *bajulivus "official in charge of a castle," from Latin bajulus "porter," of unknown origin. Used in Middle English of a public administrator of a district, a chief officer of a Hundred, or an officer under a sheriff.