Definitions for bailieˈbeɪ li
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(in Scotland) a municipal officer or magistrate.
Category: Government, Scottish
Category: Law, Government
Ref: bailiff .
Origin of bailie:
1250–1300; ME baillie < OF bailli, var. of baillifbailiff
an officer in Scotland, whose office formerly corresponded to that of sheriff, but now corresponds to that of an English alderman