Old-bailey meaning

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(place, proper) Historic criminal court in London on Old Bailey Street.
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A street in the City between Holborn circus and St Paul's Cathedral.
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The Central Criminal Court in this street.
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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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