Bai"ley (?), n. [The same word as bail line of palisades; cf. LL. ballium bailey, OF. bail, baille, a palisade, baillier to inclose, shut.]


The outer wall of a feudal castle.



The space immediately within the outer wall of a castle or fortress.



A prison or court of justice; -- used in certain proper names; as, the Old Bailey in London; the New Bailey in Manchester.


Oxf. Gloss.


© Webster 1913.

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