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bailiffnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbeɪ.lɪf/  us   /ˈbeɪ.lɪf/
(Definition of bailiff from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bailiffnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbeɪ·lɪf/
an official who is responsible for prisoners who are appearing in court
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bailiffnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbeɪlɪf/ LAW
UK an official who takes possession of someone's property when they cannot pay their debts: They threatened to call in the bailiffs to recover the family's debts.
US an official who is responsible for prisoners who are appearing in court
(Definition of bailiff from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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