tipstaff

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tipstaff

a court official having miscellaneous duties, mostly concerned with the maintenance of order in court
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While it might well have served as a means of selfdefence, the main purpose of the tipstave was to prove the individual carrying it had a right to the office and to assist him in serving a warrant for arrest or seizure of property.
A GRIP ON AUTHORITY THE examples illustrated are from banker, the late Mr Ralph Leyland's collection of 126 tipstaves and truncheons, which will be sold at The Canterbury Auction Galleries on Wednesday December 9.
25) The travelling costs for the Court's pending visit to Brisbane in late May would be provided but limited to support the provision of one associate and one tipstaff for the full Court rather than the usual three associates and three tipstaves.