Definition of sub-bailiff in English:

sub-bailiff

noun

historical
  • A subordinate or deputy bailiff; an under-bailiff.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Domesday Ipswich. From Anglo-Norman subbailif, subbaillif, subbailife, subbalif, subballif from sub- + bailiff.

Pronunciation

sub-bailiff

/sʌbˈbeɪlɪf/