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A municipal officer and magistrate in Scotland.
judge, magistrate, her honour, his honour, your honourView synonyms
- ‘Five pounds will pay for a taxi home from the Steps Bar for a former Glasgow bailie.’
- ‘His sister Mary tried to rule with the help of a new bailie, but the empire was clearly vulnerable.’
- ‘A meeting is being scheduled for March with the new minister, Lord Watson, and a bailie, the council's culture and leisure convener.’
- ‘After Yolanda died, Conon of Béthune again served as bailie.’
- ‘In 1838 he established a dyeworks at Govanhaugh, and his increased standing led to his appointment as a bailie of the Gorbals.’
Middle English (originally used interchangeably with bailiff): from Old French bailli.
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