What is Bailiffs Of Franchises?

Legal Definition
In English law. Officers who perform the duties of sheriffs within liberties or privileged jurisdictions, in which formerly the king's writ could not be executed by the sheriff. Spelman
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Officers acting as sheriffs within privileged jurisdictions where the king’s writ could at that time not be executed by the sheriff.—Spelman.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary