Definition of Bailies

1. Noun. (obsolete Scotland) (plural of bailie) ¹



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Definition of Bailies

1. bailie [n] - See also: bailie

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bailies

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

Literary usage of Bailies

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

1. The History of the Province of Moray: Comprising the Counties of Elgin and by Lachlan Shaw (1882)
"Colonel Francis William Grant, Provost; Francis Taylor, Robert Joss, Peter Nicholson, and John Russell, bailies. 1817.—Colonel Francis William Grant, ..."

2. The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland by Scotland Privy Council (1905)
"The Lords find that the pursuer was very lawfully warded by the bailies of Dunbar, and remit him back to the provost and bailies P. 43. thereof to be warded ..."

3. Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Glasgow ... A. D. 1573-17 by Glasgow (Scotland), James David Marwick, Robert Renwick (1876)
"[The provost, bailies, aud council nominated a leet of eight persons " to be presentit to bailies, ane noble and potent lorde ..."

4. Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh by Edinburgh (Scotland) (1875)
"[The provost bailies and council, in consequence of John Preston, treasurer, ... bailies of that town against certain indwellers in Leith, ..."

5. Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Glasgow ... A. D. 1573-17 by Glasgow (Scotland), James David Marwick, Robert Renwick (1881)
"From a leet of six merchants and three craftsmen, named by the provost, bailies and bailies, council, the archbishop elected George Barclay and John ..."

6. Charters and Other Documents Relating to the City of Glasgow by Glasgow (Scotland), James David Marwick, Robert Renwick, Glasgow (Scotland, Scottish Burgh Records Society (1894)
"Know ye, whereas we have been sufficiently informed of the ardent zeal, great love and affection, which the provost, bailies, councillors, and community of ..."

7. The History of Old Dundee, Narrated Out of the Town Council Register, with by Alexander Maxwell (1884)
"AN EDINBURGH BURGESS AND THE DUNDEE bailies. James Ker, merchant burgess of Edinburgh, in July 1611, came to Dundee, and at the ordinary market began to buy ..."

8. Caledonia: Or, A Historical and Topographical Account of North Britain, from by George Chalmers (1890)
"Till 1739 the burgh of Paisley was governed by two bailies, but in that year the magistracy was enlarged to three bailies and seventeen councillors, ..."

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