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bailie

[ bey-lee ]
/ ˈbeɪ li /
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noun

(in Scotland) a municipal officer or magistrate, corresponding to an English alderman.
Obsolete. bailiff.

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Origin of bailie

1250–1300; Middle English baillie<Old French bailli, variant of baillifbailiff

OTHER WORDS FROM bailie

sub·bail·ie, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bailie

bailie
/ (ˈbeɪlɪ) /

noun

(in Scotland) a municipal magistrate
an obsolete or dialect spelling of bailiff

Word Origin for bailie

C13: from Old French bailli, from earlier baillif bailiff
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