In penal statutes the word includes those who receive goods for another in good faith. Wharton.
(Bail"er) n. (Law) See Bailor.
1. One who bails or lades.
2. A utensil, as a bucket or cup, used in bailing; a machine for bailing water out of a pit.
(Bai"ley) n. [The same word as bail line of palisades; cf. LL. ballium bailey, OF. bail, baille, a
palisade, baillier to inclose, shut.]
1. The outer wall of a feudal castle. [Obs.]
2. The space immediately within the outer wall of a castle or fortress. [Obs.]
3. A prison or court of justice; used in certain proper names; as, the Old Bailey in London; the New
Bailey in Manchester. [Eng.] Oxf. Gloss.
(Bail"ie) n. [See Bailiff.] An officer in Scotland, whose office formerly corresponded to that of
sheriff, but now corresponds to that of an English alderman.
(Bail"iff) n. [OF. baillif, F. bailli, custodian, magistrate, fr. L. bajulus porter. See Bail to deliver.]
1. Originally, a person put in charge of something; especially, a chief officer, magistrate, or keeper, as of
a county, town, hundred, or castle; one to whom powers of custody or care are intrusted. Abbott.
Lausanne is under the canton of Berne, governed by a bailiff sent every three years from the senate.
2. (Eng. Law) A sheriff's deputy, appointed to make arrests, collect fines, summon juries, etc.
In American law the term bailiff is seldom used except sometimes to signify a sheriff's officer or constable,
or a party liable to account to another for the rent and profits of real estate. Burrill.
3. An overseer or under steward of an estate, who directs husbandry operations, collects rents, etc.
(Bail"iff*wick) n. See Bailiwick. [Obs.]
(Bail"i*wick) n. [Bailie, bailiff + wick a village.] (Law) The precincts within which a bailiff has
jurisdiction; the limits of a bailiff's authority.
1. Bailiff. [Obs.]
2. Same as Bailie. [Scot.]
1. (Law) The action of bailing a person accused.
Bailment . . . is the saving or delivery of a man out of prison before he hath satisfied the law.
2. (Law) A delivery of goods or money by one person to another in trust, for some special purpose,
upon a contract, expressed or implied, that the trust shall be faithfully executed. Blackstone.