Definition of Old Bailey

1. Noun. The central criminal court in London.

Definition of Old Bailey

1. Proper noun. a street in the City between Holborn circus and St Paul's Cathedral ¹

2. Proper noun. the Central Criminal Court in this street ¹

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Literary usage of Old Bailey

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1. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages by Benjamin Vincent, Joseph Haydn (1906)
"1842 Daniel Good, murder of Jane Jones; Old Bailey, 23 May. „ John Hulme, Samuel Bonsall, William Bland, murder of Miss Goddard ; Derby . ..."

2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"The City Lands Committee has decided to demolish Newgate Prison and the adjoining Old Bailey Sessions House. Trade will quickly exorcise the ghost of ..."

3. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates, Relating to All Ages and Nations, for Universal by Joseph Haydn (1875)
"9,1824 John Wayte, forgery ; Old Bailey Feb. 24, " Probert (an accomplice of Thurtell'sin the murder of M r. Weare ; he became approver), horse-stealing ..."

4. Old and New London: A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places by Walter Thornbury, Edward Walford (1881)
"THE Old Bailey. Origin of the Name—The Old Sessions House—Constitution of the ... THERE is some dispute as to the origin of the name "Old Bailey," for while ..."

5. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"THE Old Bailey. PAGI 290 291 Jin Old Bailey Crowd on Court Days . • Vacations at the Old Bailey .... Act passed for the Establishment of a Central Criminal ..."

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