- n. 法警；执行官；区镇的地方长官
- n. (Bailiff)人名；(英)贝利夫
- bailiff:  Latin bājulus meant literally ‘carrier’ (it is probably the ultimate source of English bail in some if not all of its uses). It developed the metaphorical meaning ‘person in charge, administrator’, which passed, via the hypothetical medieval adjectival form *bājulīvus, into Old French as baillif, and hence into English.
- bailiff (n.)
- mid-13c., from Old French baillif (12c., nominative baillis) "administrative official, deputy," from Vulgar Latin *bajulivus "official in charge of a castle," from Latin bajulus "porter," which is of unknown origin. Used in Middle English of a public administrator of a district, a chief officer of a Hundred, or an officer under a sheriff.
- 1. Only a few go through the final humiliation of meeting the bailiff at the door.
- 2. If the bailiff thinks that things could turn nasty he will enlist the help of the police.
- 3. Now I have a bailiff, a townsman ; he seems a practical fellow.
- 我现在用的总管是个城里人, 看起来倒是个很能干的小伙子.
- 4. The summons was served by a bailiff.
- 5. The master of the house is a bailiff, and he is very strict indeed.
- 屋主人是个法警, 他确实很严厉.
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