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In France, Luxembourg, the French Community of Belgium and Québec a huissier de justice or in the Netherlands and the Flemish Community a (gerechts)deurwaarder, is a member of the legal profession whose responsibility includes formally bearing witness to events or situations (constat d'huissier); signification, a form of service of process; making the decisions of the courts available to the public; and execution of the courts' decisions, such as seizures and evictions. The most common British English translation for huissier de justice is "bailiff" (and sometimes "sheriff officer"); note however that French huissiers de justice are not government employees and do not have police powers.

In France, as of 1 July, 2003, there were 3,258 huissiers de justice in 2,047 chambers.

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