bum-bailiff

bum-bailiff
  see bailiff.

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  • bum-bailiff — A person employed to dun one for a debt; a bailiff employed to arrest a debtor. Probably a vulgar corruption of bound bailiff (bound bailiffs (q.v.) …   Black's law dictionary

  • bum-bailiff — A person employed to dun one for a debt; a bailiff employed to arrest a debtor. Probably a vulgar corruption of bound bailiff (bound bailiffs (q.v.) …   Black's law dictionary

  • bum-bailiff — noun historical, derogatory a bailiff who collected debts or arrested debtors. Origin C17: from bum1, so named from the idea of an approach from behind …   English new terms dictionary

  • bum-bailiff — A bailiff s deputy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bum-bailiff — …   Useful english dictionary

  • bum — 1. n. Brit. sl. the buttocks. Phrases and idioms: bum bailiff hist. a bailiff empowered to collect debts or arrest debtors for non payment. bum boat any small boat plying with provisions etc. for ships. bum sucker sl. a toady. bum sucking… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bailiff —   n. sheriff s officer; agent or steward of estate.    ♦ bailiffry, n. office of bailiff.    ♦ bum    ♦ bailiff, n. slang, sheriff s officer …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bum-baylie — bumˈbaiˈliff (obsolete; Shakespeare bumˈ bayˈlie) noun 1. A bailiff who comes behind to make arrests 2. A sheriff s officer • • • Main Entry: ↑bum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bailiff — Not to be confused with Baillie. For Farm bailiff, see Estate agent. A bailiff (from Late Latin baiulivus, adjectival form of baiulus) is a governor or custodian (cf. bail); a legal officer to whom some degree of authority, care or jurisdiction… …   Wikipedia

  • Jurisdiction — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Executive. < N PARAG:Jurisdiction >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 jurisdiction jurisdiction judicature administration of justice soc Sgm: N 1 executive executive commission of the peace Sgm: N 1 magistracy magistracy… …   English dictionary for students

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