meaning of BAILIFFS OF HUNDREDS

BAILIFFS OF HUNDREDS meaning in Law Dictionary

In LJnglish legislation. Officers appointed over hundreds, because of the sheriffs, to collect fines therein, and summon juries; to attend the judges and justices at assises and quarter-sessions; as well as execute writs and process in a few hundreds. 1 Bl. Comm. 345 ; 3 Steph. Comm. 29; Bract, fol. 116.