bailey

bailey

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English Online Dictionary. What means bailey‎? What does bailey mean?

From Old French baile (palisade, enclosure), from Latin bacula, plural of baculum (stick, rod).

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

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.
  4. An argument which is controversial and more difficult to defend (in the context of a motte and bailey fallacy).
  • motte and bailey
  • “bailey”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.

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