Sentence Examples


  • In 1667 Theophile de Besiade, marquis d'Avaray, obtained the office of grand bailiff of Orleans, which was held by several of his descendants after him.
  • In the case of a commune the concessions included generally the right of inheritance, justice, taxation, use of wood, water, &c. The lord's representative, entitled " justiciary " (schout) of " bailiff " (baljuw), presided over the administration of justice and took the command of the town levies in war.
  • There was a gild merchant and also a town bailiff, but the latter office was of little real significance and was soon dropped.
  • Prevents a bailiff from compelling an accused man to submit to the ordeal without the approval of credible witnesses.
  • In 1553, by which the town was incorporated under the title of the bailiff and burgesses, who were to bear the name of aldermen.

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