- in Scotland, a municipal official corresponding to alderman in England
- Now Dial. a bailiff
Origin of bailieScottish ; from Middle English baili ; from Old French ; from bailif, bailiff
- A Scottish municipal officer corresponding to an English alderman.
- Obsolete A bailiff.
Origin of bailieMiddle English baillie, town official, from Old French, variant of baillis; see bailiff.
- (Scotland) A bailiff