Definition of Bailiwick

1. Noun. The area over which a bailiff has jurisdiction.

Generic synonyms: Jurisdiction

2. Noun. A branch of knowledge. "Anthropology is the study of human beings"

Definition of Bailiwick

1. n. The precincts within which a bailiff has jurisdiction; the limits of a bailiff's authority.

Definition of Bailiwick

1. Noun. the district within which a bailie or bailiff has jurisdiction. ¹

2. Noun. a person's concern or sphere of operations, their area of skill or authority. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bailiwick

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bailiwick

bailers
bailey
baileychlore
baileychlores
baileys
bailie
bailies
bailiff
bailiffs
bailiffship
bailiffships
bailiffwick
bailiffwicks
bailing
bailing out
bailiwick (current term)
bailiwicks
bailli
baillie
baillies
baillis
bailment
bailments
bailor
bailors
bailout
bailouts
bailpiece
bailpieces
bails

Literary usage of Bailiwick

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Publications of the Selden Society by Selden Society (1899)
"And he was wont to collect eggs through all his bailiwick of Wakefield ; and he ... And he was wont to have all the dead wood in his bailiwick aforesaid, ..."

2. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"ni, that lie do not forbear, by reason of any liberty in his bailiwick, but that lie takethe ... if he shall be found in his bailiwick, and him safely keep, ..."

3. Materials for a History of the Reign of Henry VII.: From Original Documents by William Campbell (1873)
"VII, his bailiwick, 20s. - From the abbot of Westminster, of the issues of his bailiwick, 2s. - From the men of the town of Huntingdon, of the issues of ..."

4. The Justice of the Peace,: And Parish Officer : in Five Volumes by Richard Burn, Charles Durnford (1810)
"... that if within my bailiwick, according to thih ... (hall continue sheri within bis bailiwick, ..."

5. The Law of the Office and Duties of the Sheriff: With the Writs and Forms by Alexander Carmichael Bruce, Cameron Churchill (1879)
"... debtor within the bailiwick whereof he had notice, although he used during all the time aforesaid, all due and proper diligence to discover the same. ..."

6. Observations on Forest Scenery by William Gilpin (1834)
"The bailiwick of Brigstock comprehends that part of the town and fields of ... Thirty-four bucks, and as many does, are supplied from this bailiwick. ..."

7. The Map of Europe by Treaty: Showing the Various Political and Territorial by Sir Edward Hertslet (1875)
"The bailiwick of Altenkirchen. 5. The parish of Ham, formerly composing part ... The detached part of the bailiwick of Hersbach, bordering on Altenkirchen. ..."

8. Record Series by Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Association (1892)
"Of the bailiwick of the Hay of ... and this by the service of guarding the aforesaid bailiwick by grant of King Edward that now is, and it ought by ..."

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