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English definition of “bailiff”

bailiff

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈbeɪlɪf/
DEBTS UK someone whose job is to take away things people own when they owe moneyOccupations and tradesMortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Renting property
COURT OFFICIAL US someone whose job is to guard prisoners in a courtOccupations and tradesLawyers and legal officialsProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issues
(Definition of bailiff from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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