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tipstaff

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noun, tip·staff \ˈtip-ˌstaf\

Definition of tipstaff

plural tipstaves play \-ˌstavz, -ˌstāvz\

  1. :  a court officer whose duties include assisting the judge and acting as crier



Origin of tipstaff

obsolete tipstaff staff tipped with metal


First Known Use: 1535


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