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noun [countable]     bailiff pronunciation in British English
/ˈbeɪlɪf/
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  1. 1
    British an official whose job is to take away the possessions of someone who has not paid money they owe
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  2. 2
    British someone whose job is to look after a farm or land that belongs to someone else
  3. 3
    American someone whose job is to guard prisoners in a court
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