from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The jurisdiction of a bailie or bailiff; a bailiwick.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Bailiff.
- n. Same as Bailie.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See bailey.
- n. See bailie.
- n. See baily.
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By the by, I should say that "baillie" seems to correspond to what we call a member of the city council.
September 6th, 2009 • posts i've written image credit: liz baillie
Number one nag with a pailful of water, swigging away like a Glasgow baillie at a bowl of punch.
Earl to his baillie of Kildrummie: from this epistle, so characteristic of the politic Earl of Mar, it was manifest that his own followers were more tardy in the field than those of the other chieftains of the
Edinburgh baillie, came puffing down to the landing-place to receive us.
Glasgow baillie who, replying to the toast of the "Law," remarked that
Sir Robert was chief baillie in Musselburgh in 1745, in which same town Handasyde worked as a mason.
Robert Fraser, Advocate, for Robert Rose, late baillie of
Charles Ogilvy, merchant and late baillie of Montrose 200
Advocate, for John McIntosh, baillie of Invernes, conform to deputation 100