BAILIFFS OF MANORS
\bˈe͡ɪlɪfs ɒv mˈanəz], \bˈeɪlɪfs ɒv mˈanəz], \b_ˈeɪ_l_ɪ_f_s ɒ_v m_ˈa_n_ə_z]\
Definitions of BAILIFFS OF MANORS
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In English law. Stewards or agents appointed by the lord (generally by an authority under seal) to superintend the manor, collect fines, and quit rents, inspect the buildings, order repairs, cut down trees, impound cattle trespassing, take an account of wastes, spoils, and misdemeanors in the woods and demesne lands, and do other acts for the lord's interest. Cowell.
By Henry Campbell Black