Origin of bailiff
Examples from the Web for bailiff
Before long, the judge asked the bailiff to remove him, Cooley said.Sovereign Citizens Are a Sometimes Violent Fringe Group Rejecting All Government|Winston Ross|December 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I saw a bailiff out of the corner of my eye begin to move toward us.
The execution was served, and the bailiff remained in charge.George Cruikshank's Omnibus|George Cruikshank
In ten minutes the trap was ready, and the bailiff started the horse at a walk down the rutted lane.Back o' the Moon|Oliver Onions
At any other time Oswald would not have been able to bear to leave the bailiff without seeing the pigs bought.The Wouldbegoods|E. Nesbit
When did Sir Brian ever visit a poor old woman's cottage, or his bailiff exempt from the rent?The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray
To have a rifle is as ridiculous as to have a pimple at the end of your nose, or a bailiff waiting for you round the corner.The Evolution of Sinn Fein|Robert Mitchell Henry
British Dictionary definitions for bailiff
Word Origin for bailiff
Word Origin and History for bailiff
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.