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BUM BAILIFF. A sheriff's officer, who arrests debtors; so
called perhaps from following his prey, and being at their
bums, or, as the vulgar phrase is, hard at their a-ses.
Blackstone says, it is a corruption of bound bailiff, from
their being obliged to give bond for their good behaviour.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)

Bum"bail"iff (&?;), n. [A corruption of bound bailiff.] [Low, Eng.] See Bound bailiff, under Bound, a.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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