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bail·iff / ˈbālif/ • n. a person who performs certain actions under legal authority, in particular: ∎  an official in a court of law who keeps order, looks after prisoners, etc.

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BAILIFF

An individual who is entrusted with some authority, care, guardianship, or jurisdiction over designated persons or property. One who acts in a managerial or ministerial capacity or takes care of land, goods, and chattels of another in order to make the best profit for the owner. A minor officer of a court serving primarily as a messenger or usher. A low-level court official or sheriff's deputy whose duty is to preserve and protect orderly conduct in court proceedings.

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bailiff sheriff's officer, landholder's steward. XIV. ME. baillif — OF. baillif. prob. f. bail BAIL1.