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bailiff
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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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
  • The bailiff's four sergeants were still there, stiff, motionless, as painted statues.
    1.1.1 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 1 — The Grand Hall (87% in)
  • Four of the bailiff of the palace's sergeants, perfunctory guardians of all the pleasures of the people, on days of festival as well as on days of execution, stood at the four corners of the marble table.
    1.1.1 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 1 — The Grand Hall (45% in)
  • Nothing was to be heard but imprecations on the Flemish, the provost of the merchants, the Cardinal de Bourbon, the bailiff of the courts, Madame Marguerite of Austria, the sergeants with their rods, the cold, the heat, the bad weather, the Bishop of Paris, the Pope of the Fools, the pillars, the statues, that closed door, that open window; all to the vast amusement of a band of scholars and lackeys scattered through the mass, who mingled with all this discontent their teasing remarks,...
    1.1.1 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 1 — The Grand Hall (50% in)
  • "We must have the mystery instantly," resumed the student; "or else, my advice is that we should hang the bailiff of the courts, by way of a morality and a comedy."
    1.1.1 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 1 — The Grand Hall (91% in)
  • It is certain, that nothing less than the intervention of Jupiter was required to save the four unfortunate sergeants of the bailiff of the courts.
    1.1.1 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 1 — The Grand Hall (97% in)
  • Satisfy the populace; I undertake to appease the bailiff, who will appease monsieur the cardinal.
    1.1.2 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 2 — Pierre Gringoire (13% in)
  • Then arrived, two by two, with a gravity which made a contrast in the midst of the frisky ecclesiastical escort of Charles de Bourbon, the eight and forty ambassadors of Maximilian of Austria, having at their head the reverend Father in God, Jehan, Abbot of Saint-Bertin, Chancellor of the Golden Fleece, and Jacques de Goy, Sieur Dauby, Grand Bailiff of Ghent.
    1.1.3 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 3 — Monsieur the Cardinal (84% in)
  • ...George de la Moere, first alderman of the kuere of the city of Ghent; Master Gheldolf van der Hage, first alderman of the ~parchous~ of the said town; and the Sieur de Bierbecque, and Jehan Pinnock, and Jehan Dymaerzelle, etc., etc., etc.; bailiffs, aldermen, burgomasters; burgomasters, aldermen, bailiffs—all stiff, affectedly grave, formal, dressed out in velvet and damask, hooded with caps of black velvet, with great tufts of Cyprus gold thread; good Flemish heads, after all, severe...
    1.1.3 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 3 — Monsieur the Cardinal (90% in)
  • ...city of Ghent; Master Gheldolf van der Hage, first alderman of the ~parchous~ of the said town; and the Sieur de Bierbecque, and Jehan Pinnock, and Jehan Dymaerzelle, etc., etc., etc.; bailiffs, aldermen, burgomasters; burgomasters, aldermen, bailiffs—all stiff, affectedly grave, formal, dressed out in velvet and damask, hooded with caps of black velvet, with great tufts of Cyprus gold thread; good Flemish heads, after all, severe and worthy faces, of the family which Rembrandt makes...
    1.1.3 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 3 — Monsieur the Cardinal (90% in)
  • All which things were quite unknown to that throng, who were amazed at the cardinal's politeness to that frail figure of a Flemish bailiff.
    1.1.3 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 3 — Monsieur the Cardinal (**% in)
  • A very sweet reflection to poor fellows habituated to respect and obedience towards the underlings of the sergeants of the bailiff of Sainte-Geneviève, the cardinal's train-bearer.
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (14% in)
  • The novelty of this singular scene excited such a murmur of mirth and gayety in the hall, that the cardinal was not slow to perceive it; he half bent forward, and, as from the point where he was placed he could catch only an imperfect view of Trouillerfou's ignominious doublet, he very naturally imagined that the mendicant was asking alms, and, disgusted with his audacity, he exclaimed: "Bailiff of the Courts, toss me that knave into the river!"
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (33% in)
  • "Monsieur Bailiff of the Courts," said he to a tall, black man, placed a few paces from him, "are those knaves in a holy-water vessel, that they make such a hellish noise?"
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (58% in)
  • The bailiff of the courts was a sort of amphibious magistrate, a sort of bat of the judicial order, related to both the rat and the bird, the judge and the soldier.
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (58% in)
  • "Can these rascals continue their farce?" asked the bailiff.
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (63% in)
  • The bailiff advanced to the edge of the estrade, and cried, after having invoked silence by a wave of the hand,— "Bourgeois, rustics, and citizens, in order to satisfy those who wish the play to begin again, and those who wish it to end, his eminence orders that it be continued."
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (63% in)
  • And to think that these people had been upon the point of instituting a revolt against the bailiff through impatience to hear his work! now that they had it they did not care for it.
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (85% in)
  • To think that they had been on the point of hanging the bailiff's sergeant!
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (87% in)
  • At length a bailiff from the Châtelet clad in black, mounted on a black horse, who had been stationed beside the ladder since the beginning of the execution, extended his ebony wand towards the hour-glass.
    1.6.4 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 4 — A Tear for a Drop of Water (45% in)
  • A bailiff banded the dead leaf to the crocodile, who made a doleful shake of the head, and passed it on to the president, who gave it to the procurator of the king in the ecclesiastical court, and thus it made the circuit of the hail.
    2.8.1 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 1 — The Crown Changed into a Dry Leaf (57% in)
  • Bailiff, bring in the second accused.
    2.8.1 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 1 — The Crown Changed into a Dry Leaf (70% in)
  • "Silence among the louts at the end of the hail!" said the bailiff sharply.
    2.8.1 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 1 — The Crown Changed into a Dry Leaf (83% in)
  • The sergeants of the bailiff of the courts drew up in line on one side, the priests of the officiality on the other.
    2.8.2 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 2 — Continuation of the Crown.... (23% in)
  • The bailiff of the courts is bound to deliver the malefactor ready judged for execution if he be a layman, to the provost of Paris; if a clerk, to the official of the bishopric.
    2.8.6 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 6 — Three Human Hearts Differently.... (43% in)
  • And which is moving you say, against monsieur the bailiff of the Palais-de-Justice?
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (45% in)
  • I heard some of them shouting: 'Down with the bailiff of the palace!'
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (46% in)
  • " "And what complaints have they against the bailiff?"
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (46% in)
  • They have been complaining this long while, of the bailiff, whose vassals they are.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (46% in)
  • Jacques considered it his duty to add,— "If your majesty does not send prompt succor to the bailiff, he is lost."
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (48% in)
  • Monsieur the bailiff is our friend.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (48% in)
  • Gossip Jacques exclaimed, "Instantly, sire! there will be time to sack the bailiwick a score of times, to violate the seignory, to hang the bailiff.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (49% in)
  • "What is the bailiff's feudal jurisdiction?"
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (50% in)
  • "Sire, the bailiff of the palace has the Rue Calendre as far as the Rue de l'Herberie, the Place Saint-Michel, and the localities vulgarly known as the Mureaux, situated near the church of Notre-Dame des Champs (here Louis XI. raised the brim of his hat), which hotels number thirteen, plus the Cour des Miracles, plus the Maladerie, called the Banlieue, plus the whole highway which begins at that Maladerie and ends at the Porte Sainte-Jacques.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (50% in)
  • Ah! monsieur the bailiff was king of all that.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (51% in)
  • He continued dreamily, and as though speaking to himself,— "Very fine, monsieur the bailiff!
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (51% in)
  • Then casting about him once more the cautious and uneasy glance of the fox re-entering his hole,— "No matter! we will succor monsieur the bailiff.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (54% in)
  • Were you not going to outrageously attack and pillage your lord, the bailiff of the palace?
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (56% in)
  • How do you permit yourself, knave, to go and besiege our friend, monsieur the bailiff of the palace, and what have you to say concerning this popular agitation?
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (58% in)
  • The king's good humor since the revolt against the bailiff had been announced to him, made itself apparent in every way.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (68% in)
  • 'tis the bailiff burning.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (81% in)
  • One morning, I will suppose, some one enters my shop, and says to me: 'Father Coppenole, there is this and there is that, the Demoiselle of Flanders wishes to save her ministers, the grand bailiff is doubling the impost on shagreen, or something else,'—what you will.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (88% in)
  • "And against whom do you thus rebel?" inquired the king; "against your bailiffs? against your lords?"
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (89% in)
  • Louis XI. returned and seated himself, saying, with a smile,— "Ah! here they have only got as far as the bailiffs."
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (90% in)
  • "Sire," resumed Olivier le Daim, with the malicious air of a man who rejoices that he is about to deal a violent blow, " 'tis not against the bailiff of the courts that this popular sedition is directed."
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (91% in)
  • And I thought that they were acting against the bailiff!
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (93% in)

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