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bay luhf

  • n  an officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.

  • When not lawyering, they rotate among the other court roles: judge, bailiff and jury foreperson.
  • For another, the bailiff apparently had assured them that if convicting Parker turned out to be a mistake, "the Supreme Court will correct it.
  • He even had a bailiff maintain a scrapbook of his newspaper clippings.
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