Bailie definition

bālē
(Scotland) A bailiff.
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A Scottish municipal officer corresponding to an English alderman.
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(obsolete) A bailiff.
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In Scotland, a municipal official corresponding to alderman in England.
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(now dial.) A bailiff.
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Origin of bailie

  • Middle English baillie town official from Old French variant of baillis bailiff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition