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1. A Scottish municipal officer corresponding to an English alderman.
2. Obsolete A bailiff.

[Middle English baillie, town official, from Old French, variant of baillis; see bailiff.]


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Scotland) a municipal magistrate
2. (Professions) an obsolete or dialect spelling of bailiff
[C13: from Old French bailli, from earlier baillif bailiff]


(ˈbeɪ li)

1. (in Scotland) a municipal officer or magistrate.
2. Obs. bailiff.
[1250–1300; Middle English baillie < Old French bailli, variant of baillif bailiff]
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Yes, I sent Luke directly they'd put the bailies in, and your aunt Pullet's been--and, oh dear, oh dear, she cries so and says your father's disgraced my family and made it the talk o' the country; and she'll buy the spotted cloths for herself, because she's never had so many as she wanted o' that pattern, and they sha'n't go to strangers, but she's got more checks a'ready nor she can do with.
There were the broad outer and inner bailies, not paved, but sown with grass to nourish the sheep and cattle which might be driven in on sign of danger.
We had but one trouble all day; when a strolling piper came and sat in the same wood with us; a red-nosed, bleareyed, drunken dog, with a great bottle of whisky in his pocket, and a long story of wrongs that had been done him by all sorts of persons, from the Lord President of the Court of Session, who had denied him justice, down to the Bailies of Inverkeithing who had given him more of it than he desired.
One night, within four-and-twenty hours of the time when he had settled to take shipping for London, my uncle supped at the house of a very old friend of his, a Bailie Mac something and four syllables after it, who lived in the old town of Edinburgh.
No longer with the Millisle men, the youngster is already proving his worth to his new employers at Crusaders, and the Bailies couldn't be happier for him.
NOBODY is getting carried away at Abbey Villa, where, after beating challengers Wellington Rec on Saturday to move into second place in the Premier Section, joint manager Mark Bailie declared: "We are not safe yet
The Bailies, who both work, claim that because government criteria favours parents receiving income support or job seekers allowance they have little chance of finding a nursery place for their daughter.
The Bailies said the Southern Education and Library Board had also informed them that the schools were following government policy.
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Holywood are the only thing standing between Abbey Villa and a place in the last eight of the Border Cup, as the Bailies face up to the biggest question of their management skills to date.
And victory this weekend could be the first step to another historic season for the Bailies.