Bound bailiff
Bound Bound, p. p. & a. 1. Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like. [1913 Webster]

2. Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume. [1913 Webster]

3. Under legal or moral restraint or obligation. [1913 Webster]

4. Constrained or compelled; destined; certain; -- followed by the infinitive; as, he is bound to succeed; he is bound to fail. [1913 Webster]

5. Resolved; as, I am bound to do it. [Collog. U. S.] [1913 Webster]

6. Constipated; costive. [1913 Webster]

Note: Used also in composition; as, icebound, windbound, hidebound, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Bound bailiff} (Eng. Law), a sheriff's officer who serves writs, makes arrests, etc. The sheriff being answerable for the bailiff's misdemeanors, the bailiff is usually under bond for the faithful discharge of his trust.

{Bound up in}, entirely devoted to; inseparable from. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bound-bailiff — boundˈ bailiff noun A sheriff s officer, so called from his bond given to the sheriff for the discharge of his duty • • • Main Entry: ↑bound …   Useful english dictionary

  • bound-bailiff — Also known as hound bailiff, a deputy sheriff who was under bond for the faithful performance of his duties and was employed only on account of his adroitness and dexterity in hunting. 1 Bl Comm 345 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bound bailiff — noun Etymology: alteration (influenced by bound) (IV) of bumbailiff : a bonded sheriff s officer who serves writs and makes arrests …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bound — Bound, p. p. & a. 1. Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like. [1913 Webster] 2. Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume. [1913 Webster] 3. Under legal or moral restraint or obligation. [1913 Webster] 4. Constrained or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bound up in — Bound Bound, p. p. & a. 1. Restrained by a hand, rope, chain, fetters, or the like. [1913 Webster] 2. Inclosed in a binding or cover; as, a bound volume. [1913 Webster] 3. Under legal or moral restraint or obligation. [1913 Webster] 4.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bailiff — Synonyms and related words: G man, MC, MP, attorney, beadle, beagle, bound bailiff, butler, captain, catchpole, chief of police, commissioner, constable, croupier, curator, custodian, deputy, deputy sheriff, detective, emcee, factor, fed, federal …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Bailiff — Not to be confused with Baillie. For Farm bailiff, see Estate agent. A bailiff (from Late Latin baiulivus, adjectival form of baiulus) is a governor or custodian (cf. bail); a legal officer to whom some degree of authority, care or jurisdiction… …   Wikipedia

  • bum-bailiff — A person employed to dun one for a debt; a bailiff employed to arrest a debtor. Probably a vulgar corruption of bound bailiff (bound bailiffs (q.v.) …   Black's law dictionary

  • bum-bailiff — A person employed to dun one for a debt; a bailiff employed to arrest a debtor. Probably a vulgar corruption of bound bailiff (bound bailiffs (q.v.) …   Black's law dictionary

  • hound-bailiff — Same as bound bailiff …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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