• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bailie An officer in Scotland, whose office formerly corresponded to that of sheriff, but now corresponds to that of an English alderman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bailie An obsolete spelling of bailey.
    • n bailie A bailiff.
    • n bailie In Scotland: The chief magistrate of a barony or part of a county, having functions equivalent to those of a sheriff. A municipal officer or magistrate, corresponding to an alderman in England. He possesses a certain jurisdiction by common law as well as by statute. The criminal jurisdiction of the provost and bailies of royal burghs extends to breaches of the peace, drunkenness, adulteration of articles of diet, thefts not of an aggravated character, and other offenses of a less serious nature. Formerly, a person appointed by precept of sasine to give infeftment in land (a legal formality now abolished) was also called a bailie.
    • n bailie See baily.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bailie bāl′i a municipal officer in Scotland corresponding to an English alderman: :
    • n Bailie bāl′i (obs.) a sheriff's officer; but cf. Scotch Wat′er-bail′ies, constables employed to carry out the Tweed Fisheries Acts
    • n Bailie bāl′i (obs.) the chief magistrate of a Scottish barony or part of a county, with functions like a sheriff's.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Bailiff
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. bailli, land-steward, officer of justice. See Bailiff.


In literature:

From the byre-lasses and the Bailie, Edward could obtain no satisfactory explanation of the disturbance.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
My friend Francis Baily was a paradoxer: he brought forward things counter to universal opinion.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
Lewis, Francis Baily, Norris Jones, Tench Cox, Wm.
"Anti-Slavery Opinions before the Year 1800" by William Frederick Poole
Bayliss may come from the Old French nominative bailis (Chapter I), or may be formed like Parsons, etc.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Baily, F.S.A., and printed (twenty copies only) at London in 1880.
"English Book Collectors" by William Younger Fletcher
The black drop seems to bear a family resemblance, so to speak, to the phenomenon of Baily's beads.
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
At one grand Filipino ball (bailie) an eight or ten course dinner was served about midnight.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
BAILY, Mr., on the effect of selection on fowls, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Well, Bailie, the case is pretty plain, and we 'ill go to judgment.
"Young Barbarians" by Ian Maclaren
Joseph Baily, Pennsylvania; (7) Hon.
"The Poets' Lincoln" by Various

In poetry:

Pitkethly, the draper,
Sly booer an' scraper
As bee sucketh honey,
He clutched their money;
While Kilmarnock's bailie,
Held bully-talk daily.
"O'Connor's Michaelmas Goose" by Samuel Bamford
Present in the procession was Lord Playfair,
And Bailie Walcot was also there,
Also Mr Macpherson of Edinboro-
And all seemingly to be in profound sorrow.
"The Burial of Mr. Gladstone" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then there's Bailie Gibson's fish shop, most elegant to be seen,
And the fish he sells there are, beautiful and clean;
And for himself, he is a very good man,
And to deny it there's few people can.
"The Ancient Town of Leith" by William Topaz McGonagall
In seventeen hundred twenty-two
Baily and Cavendish we view,
As candidates of high renown
To represent old Derby town.
For half John pray'd, and drank, and swore;
Cry'd out huzza, and then drank more.
"The Virtues Of Election Ale" by William Hutton

In news:

Bailie Hicken's walk-off caps doubleheader sweep for the Cougars.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Baily Circus at Quicken Loans Arena.
Jennifer Baily and Charles Dirks were married July 9 at St John's Lutheran Church in.
Parents of the bride are Dolores Baily of Groton and Richard and Carol Baily of Lancaster.
Level 8 gymnasts Rachel Rost and Anisha Alvarado and Level 10 gymnast Bailie Holst are Regionals bound.
Bailie will focus on driving new revenue streams for the Isobar UK business.
My YouTube ad of the week: Martin Bailie, Glue Isobar .
Martin Bailie, executive planning director, Glue Isobar .
The Boys and Girls club of Cheyenne is holding a Pinewood Derby Wednesday evening, according to spokeswoman Bailie Evans.
Cancer survivor Melissa Heitzenrater-Grimes has received much support from her dog, Baily.
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — Robert Baily of Baton Rouge lost both of his legs below the knee in a tractor accident just days after he bought a bike to ride from Boston to San Francisco.
Aspects of Alterity, Jolene Bailie's latest modern dance show, is inspired by her life experiences, prairie geography, composer John Cage, and the late Rachel Browne.
Bailie is the artistic director of Gearshifting Performance Works.
Bailie Zilli nearly drowned in pool 8 years ago.
Thousands of fans are expected to pack Consol Energy Center on Tuesday night to see Justin Bieber in concert, but perhaps none are more excited than Bailie Zilli.

In science:

We wish to compare two compactifications of an algebro-geometric nature: those obtained by means of geometric invariant theory (GIT) and the ones defined by the Baily-Borel theory (BB), in situations were both are naturally defined.
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
The Baily-Borel theory pro jectively compactifies X by adding only finitely many points (the cusps).
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
The central construction in this paper is a natural pro jective compactification cX ◦ of X ◦ that (i) is explicitly given as a blowup of the Baily-Borel compactication of X followed by a blowdown and (ii) Date : February 1, 2008. 1991 Mathematics Subject Classification.
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
We call the two extremal cases bb(I ) := I ⊥ resp. tor(I ) := I the Baily-Borel system and the toroidal system respectively.
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
The pro jective variety X bb is known as the Baily-Borel compactification and X tor as the toric compactification of X .
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case