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BA'ILIF, n.[Heb.lord,chief.] In England, an officer appointed by the sheriff. Bailiffs are either special, and appointed, for their adroitness, to arrest persons; or bailiffs of hundreds, who collect fines, summon juries, attend the assizes, and execute writs and process. The sheriff in England is the king's bailiff.

There are also bailiffs of liberties, appointed by the lords in their respective jurisdictions, to execute process, and perform other duties; bailiffs of forests and manors, who direct the husbandry, collect rents,&c; and water bailiffs in each port, to search vessels, gather toll for anchorage, arrest persons for debt on the water,&c.

The office of bailiff formerly was high and honorable in England, and officers under that title on the continent are still invested with important functions.




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BA'ILIF, n.[Heb.lord,chief.] In England, an officer appointed by the sheriff. Bailiffs are either special, and appointed, for their adroitness, to arrest persons; or bailiffs of hundreds, who collect fines, summon juries, attend the assizes, and execute writs and process. The sheriff in England is the king's bailiff.

There are also bailiffs of liberties, appointed by the lords in their respective jurisdictions, to execute process, and perform other duties; bailiffs of forests and manors, who direct the husbandry, collect rents,&c; and water bailiffs in each port, to search vessels, gather toll for anchorage, arrest persons for debt on the water,&c.

The office of bailiff formerly was high and honorable in England, and officers under that title on the continent are still invested with important functions.


BAIL'IF, n. [Fr. baillif; Arm. belly; Scot. bailli; It. bailo, a magistrate; balia, power, authority. Ch. Ar. Heb. Syr. בעל, lord, chief. Class Bl.]

In England, an officer appointed by the sherif. Bailifs are either special, and appointed, for their adroitness, to arrest persons; or bailifs of hundreds, who collect fines, summon juries, attend the assizes, and execute writs and process. The sherif in England is the king's bailif. There are also bailifs of liberties, appointed by the lords in their respective jurisdictions, to execute process, and perform other duties; bailifs of forests and of manors, who direct the husbandry, collect rents, &c.; and water-bailifs in each port, to search vessels, gather toll for anchorage, arrest persons for debt on the water, &c. – Blackstone. Encyc. The office of bailif formerly was high and honorable in England, and officers under that title on the Continent are still invested with important functions.

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bailif

BA'ILIF, n.[Heb.lord,chief.] In England, an officer appointed by the sheriff. Bailiffs are either special, and appointed, for their adroitness, to arrest persons; or bailiffs of hundreds, who collect fines, summon juries, attend the assizes, and execute writs and process. The sheriff in England is the king's bailiff.

There are also bailiffs of liberties, appointed by the lords in their respective jurisdictions, to execute process, and perform other duties; bailiffs of forests and manors, who direct the husbandry, collect rents,&c; and water bailiffs in each port, to search vessels, gather toll for anchorage, arrest persons for debt on the water,&c.

The office of bailiff formerly was high and honorable in England, and officers under that title on the continent are still invested with important functions.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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2. The corporal of a ship of war, is an officer under the master at arms, employed to teach the sailors the use of small arms; to attend at the gangways or entering ports, and see that no spirituous liquors are brought, except by permission; to extinguish fire and candles, &c.

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