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bailiff
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

3 uses
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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
  • My bailiff tells me you are quite the proper person.
    1 — The Maiden (74% in)
  • It was more, far more; a country-house built for enjoyment pure and simple, with not an acre of troublesome land attached to it beyond what was required for residential purposes, and for a little fancy farm kept in hand by the owner, and tended by a bailiff.
    1 — The Maiden (45% in)
  • If you meet with any difficulties and want help here, don't go to the bailiff, come to me."
    1 — The Maiden (78% in)

There are no more uses of "bailiff" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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