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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The outer defensive wall that surrounds the outer courtyard of a castle.

Usage examples (38)
  • It's 'bail' or 'bailey' - an anglo-saxon word meaning fortification, adopted by the Irish as 'Baile'.
  • "We are also looking at the bailey which is the area within the castle walls," said Michael.
  • This wromgful conviction took place at the old bailey which is one of the oldest seats of judgement in the world.
  • He gazed around the frantic activity in the bailey. for more
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  • A "bailee" is one who holds goods for another person and then returns them (may be used by the court system to hold property until a person's guilt or innocence is decided). A "bailey" means simply a castle wall.
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