1. Proper noun.  (surname, A An) for a steward or official.
  2. Proper noun.  A topographic surname from someone who lived by a bailey (the outer wall of a castle).
  3. Proper noun.  (given name, male) derived from the surname.
  4. Proper noun.  (''mostly U.S:'') (given name, female) .
  5. Noun.  The outer wall of a feudal castle.
  6. Noun.  The space immediately within the outer wall of a castle or fortress.
  7. Noun.  A prison or court of justice; -- used in certain proper names; as, the Old Bailey in London; the New Bailey in Manchester.

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