Old Bailey Definition
Historic criminal court in London on Old Bailey Street.
Webster's New World
The Central Criminal Court in this street.
Origin of Old Bailey
Originally "The Bailey", a street running outside the western wall of medieval London; from the word "bailey," a Middle English term for the outermost wall or court of a fortification. The courthouse built nearby in the 16th century, alongside old Newgate Prison, took its name from the street.
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