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bailiff

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Definition court officer responsible for keeping order in the court including custody of the jury, and custody of prisoners while in court

In the United Kingdom, a bailiff is an officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.
  • The bailiff escorted them from the courtroom.
  • The bailiff was accused of making prejudicial statements to the jury.
  • Bailiff Jones called, "All rise."
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • bailiff = court officer responsible for keeping order in the court
  • The bailiff beside me became more and more alert.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • bailiff = court officer responsible for keeping order in the court including custody of the jury, and custody of prisoners while in court
  • Just as the bailiff came into the hall to call them to the courtroom, Mr. Washington turned the corner and strode toward them, smiling.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • bailiff = court officer responsible for keeping order in the court including custody of the jury, and custody of prisoners while in court
  • The clerk called Peter's case, and two bailiffs led him through a doorway.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • bailiffs = court officers responsible for keeping order in the court including custody of prisoners while in court
  • At 4:30 the bailiff led Kya toward her seat.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • bailiff = court officer responsible for keeping order in the court
  • The foreman, Mr. Tomlinson, handed a small piece of paper to the bailiff, who passed it to the judge.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • bailiff = court officer responsible for keeping order in the court
  • The bailiff then took it from Judge Sims and handed it to Miss Jones, the recorder.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • bailiff = court officer responsible for keeping order in the court
  • A few minutes later, the bailiff knocked on the door and led them back into court.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • bailiff = court officer responsible for keeping order in the court
  • Then he added stick figures of the bailiff, the judge, and the recorder and explained their roles.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • bailiff = court officer responsible for keeping order in the court
  • The bailiff represented the lowest-ranking male and depended on his belt hung with glistening pistol, clanging wad of keys, and clunky radio to bolster his position.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • bailiff = court officer responsible for keeping order in the court
  • Then, following the bailiff, she walked with Jodie toward the back door of the courtroom and, as she passed the windowsill, reached out and touched Sunday Justice's tail.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • bailiff = court officer responsible for keeping order in the court
  • "That's the bailiff, Hank Jones," he said as a lanky man of sixty with a hairline that receded past his ears, making his head almost exactly half bald and half not, walked to the front of the room.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • bailiff = court officer responsible for keeping order in the court
  • "That's Miss Henrietta Jones, the bailiff's daughter, the court recorder," Tom explained as a young woman, as tall and thin as her father, walked in quietly and sat at a desk near the judge's bench.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • bailiff = court officer responsible for keeping order in the court
  • On Monday morning, after Tate's visit, when Kya was led into the courtroom by the bailiff, she kept her eyes away from the spectators, as she had before, and looked deep into the shadowy trees outside.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • bailiff = court officer responsible for keeping order in the court
  • But when the bailiff reported this to Judge Sims, still in his chambers, the judge told him to announce that anybody of any color or creed could sit anywhere they wanted in his courtroom, and if somebody didn't like it, they were free to leave.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • bailiff = court officer responsible for keeping order in the court
  • A bailiff stepped to Roark's side to escort him out Roark stood by the defense table.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • She's the widow of a bailiff.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann's Way
  • A subdued laughter went around the courtroom but the judge wasnt laughing nor the bailiff.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses

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