Definition of Bailie

1. n. An officer in Scotland, whose office formerly corresponded to that of sheriff, but now corresponds to that of an English alderman.



Definition of Bailie

1. Noun. (Scotland) A bailiff ¹

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Definition of Bailie

1. a Scottish magistrate [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bailie

bailaoras
bailaores
bailbond
bailbonds
baile
bailed
bailed out
bailee
bailees
bailer
bailers
bailey
baileychlore
baileychlores
baileys
bailie (current term)
bailies
bailiff
bailiffs
bailiffship
bailiffships
bailiffwick
bailiffwicks
bailing
bailing out
bailiwick
bailiwicks
bailli
baillie
baillies

Literary usage of Bailie

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cornhill Magazine by George Smith (1895)
"This is the whole idyll of the life of bailie Holden, Convener of the Committee ... It was just at the critical moment when the bailie was laying aside the ..."

2. Decisions of the Court of Session: From November 1825 to [20th July 1841] by John Tawse, F. Somerville, John Craigie, George Robinson, Scotland Court of Session, Charles Gordon Robertson, Scotland High Court of Justiciary, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, Faculty of Advocates (Scotland) (1839)
"1837. being thus an equality of votes, Mr Mills declared tbat he gave bis V-""V"'/ casting vote for bailie Fleming; and bailie Paul declared that he ..."

3. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1892)
"I looked at the bailie, who acknowledged, in a whisper, " that the gowk ... The bailie, however, found (in his experience) a way to make them speak English. ..."

4. The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland by Scotland Privy Council (1904)
"Having passed a considerable time in " ane oastler hous in the hie way," they came forth and followed the said bailie for half a mile to the house of ..."

5. Cases Decided by the House of Lords on Appeals and Writs of Error: 2 & 3 by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, Charles Hope Maclean, George Robinson (1840)
"bailie Paul moved that bailie Dunlop should he „ elected provost; Mr. Johnston moved that bailie Statement. ' ' '• Fleming should be elected lord provost; ..."

6. A Treatise on Leases: Explaining the Nature and Effect of the Contract of by Robert Bell (1820)
"I, A, heritable proprietor of the lands herein after- mentioned, do hereby CONSTITUTE and APPOINT N to tie my baron bailie over my lands of , comprehending ..."

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