法警是bailiff还是judicial policeman?

bailiff通常译为“司法警察”,也称“法警”。法警,通常指被委以职责的法庭警卫,如负责在审判过程中维持法庭的秩序。当然,法警也可以被翻译为“Judicial Policeman”。

A bailiff (from Late Latin baiulivus, adjectival form of baiulus) is a governor or custodian (cf. bail); a legal officer to whom some degree of authority, care or jurisdiction is committed.

例1:She spent two hours in the courthouse lockup waiting for Judge Smith to call her case. When the case was finally called, a bailiff led her into the courtroom.

她在法庭的看守室度过了两个小时,等待史密斯法官对她的案子进行审理。终于开庭了,一名法警把她带进了法庭。

例2:She was taken to court for an arraignment by a bailiff.

她被法警带到法庭参加聆讯。

相关词组:

法警長: Chief Bailiff

副法警長:Deputy Chief Bailiff