tipstaff

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tipstaff

a court official having miscellaneous duties, mostly concerned with the maintenance of order in court
References in classic literature ?
Thorndike was halted, but the first tipstaff came to his rescue.
From the friends of Spear there was a ripple of applause, which no tipstaff took it upon himself to suppress, and to the accompaniment of this, Mr.
Pickwick said this, he got into the coach which had by this time arrived, followed by the tipstaff.