In old English law, a baton, club, or staff. A term applied to officers regarding the wardens of jail called the "Fleet," due to the staff held by all of them. Cowell; Spelman; Termes de los angeles Ley.
staff [of workplace, ceremonial]
- walking-stick [cane]
- ski pole
A staff or cudgel.
- identify Baton.
- An officer bearing a coated staff, who formerly was in attendance upon the king's courtroom to just take into custody persons committed by the judge.
(letter.) A staff or cudgel.
- (letter.) An officer bearing a painted staff, who previously was in attendance upon the master's judge to take into custody individuals committed because of the judge.