meaning of BAILIWICK

BAILIWICK meaning in General Dictionary

The precincts within which a bailiff has actually jurisdiction the limits of a bailiffs authority

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  • the area over which a bailiff features jurisdiction
  • The precincts within which a bailiff has actually jurisdiction; the restrictions of a bailiff's authority.

BAILIWICK meaning in Law Dictionary

The territorial jurisdiction of a sheriff or bailiff. 1 Bl. Comm. 344. Greenup v. Bacon. 1 T. B. Mon. (Ky.) 108.


BAILIWICK meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"district of a bailiff," very early 15c., baillifwik, from bailiff (q.v.) + Middle English as a type of Old English wic "village" (see wick (n.2)). Figurative feeling of "one's natural or appropriate world" is very first taped 1843.


BAILIWICK meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The precincts within which a bailiff features jurisdiction; the limitations of a bailiff's authority.


Sentence Examples with the word BAILIWICK

From the coast, and the bailiwick (amt) of Bergedorf, which down to 1867 was held in common by Lubeck and Hamburg.

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