bailey

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French baile ‎(palisade, enclosure).

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NounEdit

bailey ‎(plural baileys)

  1. The outer wall of a feudal castle.
  2. The space immediately within the outer wall of a castle or fortress.
  3. A prison or court of justice; -- used in certain proper names; as, the Old Bailey in London; the New Bailey in Manchester.

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