What does BAILIFFS OF HUNDREDS mean?

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.