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bailie

[bey-lee] /ˈbeɪ li/
noun
1.
(in Scotland) a municipal officer or magistrate, corresponding to an English alderman.
2.
Obsolete, bailiff.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English baillie < Old French bailli, variant of baillif bailiff
Related forms
subbailie, noun
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bailie

/ˈbeɪlɪ/
noun
1.
(in Scotland) a municipal magistrate
2.
an obsolete or dialect spelling of bailiff
Word Origin
C13: from Old French bailli, from earlier baillifbailiff
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