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bailiff
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

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
  • The first time we filed out of our holding pen—a small room in the superior courthouse that would begin to feel as familiar as my apartment—I thought maybe some bailiff had let us into the wrong courtroom.
  • Just as Greenleaf sat down, a bailiff slipped a note to me.
  • I reached into my pocket, retrieved the note the bailiff had passed me just before I began my closing, and handed it to Michael.

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