meaning of BAILIFFS OF MANORS

BAILIFFS OF MANORS meaning in Law Dictionary

In English law. Stewards or representatives appointed by the lord (generally by an expert under seal) to superintend the manor, collect fines, and stop rents, examine the buildings, order repair works, cut-down woods, impound cattle trespassing, just take a merchant account of wastes, spoils, and misdemeanors into the woods and demesne places, and do other acts for the lord's interest. Cowell.