Bailiff vs Myrmidon - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between bailiff and myrmidon
is that bailiff
is (legal) a legal officer to whom some degree of authority, care or jurisdiction is committed while myrmidon
is a soldier or a subordinate civil officer who executes orders of a superior without protest or pity; -- sometimes applied to bailiffs, constables, etc.
(legal) A legal officer to whom some degree of authority, care or jurisdiction is committed.
(British) The steward or overseer of an estate.
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The Mirror and the Lamp
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, going his round like a commanding officer doing billets.}}
(Channel Islands) The Chief Justice in each of the Channel Island bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, also serving as president of the legislature and having ceremonial and executive functions.
A soldier or a subordinate civil officer who executes orders of a superior without protest or pity (sometimes applied to bailiffs, constables, etc).
*1842', "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (a play by George Dibden Pitt based on an existing story) at Act III, Scene II:
Tobias (to Jonas Fogg, manager of a madhouse): "I will die ere I submit to you or your vile ' myrmidons ."
*1934 , edition, ISBN 0553278193, pages 177–178:
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