bailey

bailey

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English

Etymology

From Old French baile (palisade, enclosure).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbeɪli/
  • Rhymes: -eɪli

Noun

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. (in certain proper names) A prison or court of justice.
    the Old Bailey in London; the New Bailey in Manchester

Derived terms

  • motte-and-bailey

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