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bailiff
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War and Peace
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  • He examined the bailiff’s accounts of the village in Ryazan which belonged to his wife’s nephew, wrote two business letters, and walked over to the granaries, cattle yards and stables before dinner.
  • Guided by some gift of insight, on taking up the management of the estates he at once unerringly appointed as bailiff, village elder, and delegate, the very men the serfs would themselves have chosen had they had the right to choose, and these posts never changed hands.

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  • The bailiff escorted them from the courtroom.
  • The bailiff was accused of making prejudicial statements to the jury.

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