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    bailiff = sheriff

    Hi, thank all of you

    I'm not from western countries, that's why I don't know the work of a bailiff or sheriff.

    Do they (bailiff & sheriff) refer to the same job but with different names in UK (bailiff) and US (sheriff)?

    I have heard them a lot on TV or in films?

    Thank you.

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    Re: bailiff = sheriff

    Have you used a dictionary? They are very different jobs, although sometimes there may be some overlap in functions. One might as well ask 'Is there a difference between a surgeon and a barber?' on the grounds that once one person did both jobs.

    In response to your last point, I can say that in the UK both bailiffs and sheriffs exist.

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    Re: bailiff = sheriff

    In the US both exist. The sheriff is usually the chief law enforcement officer of a county. He is responsible for capturing criminals, etc.

    A bailiff is an officer of the courts. He is responsible for arranging the movement and custody of criminals as they are needed to appear in court, etc.

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