See bailiff.

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  • bailiffship — noun see bailiff …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bailiffship — bai·liff·ship …   English syllables

  • bailiffship — noun the office of bailiff • Derivationally related forms: ↑bailiff • Hypernyms: ↑position, ↑post, ↑berth, ↑office, ↑spot, ↑billet, ↑place, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bailiff — bailiffship, n. /bay lif/, n. 1. 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. 2. (in Britain) a person charged with local administrative authority, or …   Universalium

  • bailiff — noun Etymology: Middle English baillif, bailie, from Anglo French baillif, from bail power, authority, office, from baillier to govern, administer, from Medieval Latin bajulare to care for, support, from Latin, to carry a burden more at bail Date …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Chiltern Hundreds —    In the thirteenth century, Chiltern Hundreds (a hundred is a traditional division of an English county) referred to a hilly, wooded area in Buckinghamshire notorious as a hiding place for robbers. A Crown Steward was appointed to maintain law… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

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