Catchpoll
Catchpoll Catch"poll`, n. [OF. chacepol, chacipol.] A bailiff's assistant.

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  • catchpoll — (n.) O.E. *kæcepol, O.N.Fr. cachepol (O.Fr. chacepol), from M.L. cacepollus a tax gatherer, lit. chase chicken …   Etymology dictionary

  • catchpoll — noun see catchpole …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • catchpoll — n. officer who arrests persons for debt (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • catchpoll — catch·poll …   English syllables

  • catchpoll —   n. bumbailiff …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • catchpoll — A name formerly given to a sheriffs deputy, or to a constable, or other officer whose duty it is to arrest persons. He was a sort of Serjeant. The word is no longer in use as an official designation …   Black's law dictionary

  • catchpoll — A name formerly given to a sheriffs deputy, or to a constable, or other officer whose duty it is to arrest persons. He was a sort of Serjeant. The word is no longer in use as an official designation …   Black's law dictionary

  • catchpoll — noun see catchpole …   Useful english dictionary

  • catchpole or catchpoll — A bailiff; a constable …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • catchpole — or catchpoll noun Etymology: Middle English cacchepol, from Anglo French cachepole, literally, chicken chaser, from cacher + pol chicken, from Latin pullus more at catch, pullet Date: before 12th century a sheriff s deputy; especially one who… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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