- (in Scotland) a municipal officer or magistrate, corresponding to an English alderman.
- Obsolete. bailiff.
Origin of bailie
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Historical Examples of bailie
I had ae fine customer, the bailie; he had eleven o' a family.
The bailie was sick—an' my laddie, wee Sandy, was aye plaguin' me for a sled.
The next morning Edward went off to call on Bailie Macwheeble.
But it was Bailie Macwheeble who had paid the money without my father's knowledge.
At the turning of the road which led to Tully-Veolan, the Bailie met them.
- (in Scotland) a municipal magistrate
- an obsolete or dialect spelling of bailiff