Bailiff – This term refers to a legal figure existing in the Bankruptcy and debt collection procedures in most legal systems. The Bailiffs and enforcement agents are professionals (usually qualified in Law), who are authorized to remove and sell assets (for example on public auctions) in order to pay the money a debtor owes to judgment creditors (physical individuals or organizations). In many countries, the private enforcement agents participate in professional Chambers. In many jurisdictions, the bailiff is also called “an enforcement agent” or “a judge of execution”; somewhere known as “bum”.
A synonym is “execution judge”.
See also “Law Enforcement Agent”