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bailiff

noun [C] uk   /ˈbeɪ.lɪf/ us  
(in the UK ) an official who takes away someone's possessions when they owe money: They didn't pay their rent, so the landlord called/sent in the bailiffs. (in the US) an official who is responsible for prisoners who are appearing in court (in the UK ) a person whose job is to take care of someone else's land or property
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