bailiff: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bā'lif), [key]
- an officer, similar to a sheriff or a sheriff's deputy, employed to execute writs and processes, make arrests, keep order in the court, etc.
- (in Britain) a person charged with local administrative authority, or the chief magistrate in certain towns.
- (esp. in Britain) an overseer of a landed estate or farm.
- bailiff (Thesaurus)