Liberty bailey



[bey-lee] /ˈbeɪ li/

noun
1.
Liberty Hyde, 1858–1954, U.S. botanist, horticulturist, and writer.
2.
Nathan or Nathaniel, died 1742, English lexicographer.
/ˈbeɪlɪ/
noun
1.
the outermost wall or court of a castle
/ˈbeɪlɪ/
noun
1.
David. born 1938, English photographer
2.
Nathan or Nathaniel. died 1742, English lexicographer: compiler of An Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1721–27)
n.

“wall enclosing an outer court,” early 14c. (c.1200 in Anglo-Latin), baylle, variant of bail, from Old French bail “stake, palisade, brace,” of unknown origin, perhaps ultimately connected to Latin bacula “sticks,” on notion of “stakes, palisade fence.” Old Bailey, seat of Central Criminal Court in London, was so called because it stood within the ancient bailey of the city wall. The surname Bailey usually is from Old French bailli, a later form of baillif (see bailiff).

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