bumbailiff

bumbailiff

(ˌbʌmˈbeɪlɪf)
n
(Professions) derogatory Brit (formerly) an officer employed to collect debts and arrest debtors for nonpayment
[C17: from bum1 + bailiff, so called because he follows hard behind debtors]
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The cheat-thief, swindler, beggar, and unemployed; the starving, wretched, and criminal workingman--these are figures who do not exist for political economy but only for other eyes, those of the doctor, the judge, the grave digger, and bumbailiff, etc.