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Old Bailey

[bey-lee] /ˈbeɪ li/
the main criminal court of London, England. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was a bit of the art of an Old Bailey tactician, in which he found great relief.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • The court-room of the Old Bailey may be called a historical vat of crime.

  • It is related to bail and to bailey, a ward in a fortress, as in Old Bailey.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley
  • They've got huge placards out: County gentleman at the Old Bailey.

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
  • The divinity of a sessions and the inspiration of the Old Bailey are undeniable!

    Paul Clifford, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Will Atkins lived in the Old Bailey, and had a vast practice.

    A Book about Doctors John Cordy Jeaffreson
British Dictionary definitions for Old Bailey

Old Bailey

the chief court exercising criminal jurisdiction in London; the Central Criminal Court of England
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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