bailiwick

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bailiwick a branch of knowledge "in what discipline is his doctorate?","teachers should be well trained in their subject","anthropology is the study of human beings"
    • n bailiwick the area over which a bailiff has jurisdiction
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bailiwick (Law) The precincts within which a bailiff has jurisdiction; the limits of a bailiff's authority.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bailiwick The county within which a sheriff exercises his office; the precincts in which a bailiff has jurisdiction; the limits of a bailiff's authority, as (in England) a hundred, a liberty, or a forest over which a bailiff is appointed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bailiwick the jurisdiction of a bailiff
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Bailie, bailiff, + wick, a village
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. baillif—Low L. bajulivusbajalus, carrier, administrator. See Bail.

Usage

In literature:

Obviously it was undesirable that he should invade Perrot's bailiwick in person.
"The Fighting Governor" by Charles W. Colby
I'm not going to trip you up in your own bailiwick now, am I?
"The Last Straw" by William J. Smith
It is mentioned in Domesday only as a bailiwick of Newbold belonging to the king, and granted to William Peverell.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Then it may be the most advisable to divide the bailiwicks.
"The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger
Moreover, this is the State of New Jersey and outside my bailiwick.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
In the greater bailiwicks of cities of importance, Henry II.
"An Essay on the Trial by Jury" by Lysander Spooner
Did we not promise him castles, and bailiwicks, and fortresses along the Lorraine frontier?
"Barbarossa; An Historical Novel of the XII Century." by Conrad von Bolanden
I know this is your bailiwick and you can ask me to leave if you want to.
"The Year When Stardust Fell" by Raymond F. Jones
We'll get to our own bailiwick presently, and wake up.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
Take the money to the bailiwick; give it to the Herr Amtshauptmann.
"In the Year '13" by Fritz Reuter
It was a letter of appointment by the Count von Vaduz, constituting Leibgeber Inspector of the Chief Bailiwick of Vaduz.
"Flower, Fruit, and Thorn Pieces;" by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Holst, the clerk of the bailiwick of Flensborg, here arrived in a coach with two arquebuses larger and longer than halberds.
"Memoirs of Leonora Christina" by Leonora Christina Ulfeldt
The third assistant general manager of the store also has within his bailiwick the important department of mail orders and adjustments.
"The Romance of a Great Store" by Edward Hungerford
You wanted fine lands, fine bailiwicks, fine castles, fine revenues in fine English pounds.
"The Dramas of Victor Hugo" by Victor Hugo
The greatest holder of subject territory was Bern, with its forty-four lordships or bailiwicks, Zurich coming next with twenty-nine.
"The Story of Switzerland" by Lina Hug
I am lord of the bailiwick as aforetime; I will bind and stack and thresh as of hoariest yore.
"The Army Mule and Other War Sketches" by Henry A. Castle
Our party spent seventeen days all told in Kuropatkin's bailiwick, or Trans-Caspia as it is officially called.
"My Life" by Josiah Flynt
Haunted houses, however, were beyond their bailiwick.
"Everyday Adventures" by Samuel Scoville
There are two bodies, consisting each of twelve jurats, for Jersey and the bailiwick of Guernsey respectively.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
The tsetse fly is in his own bailiwick in these parts.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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In poetry:

Touch it: it won't shrink like an eyeball,
This egg-shaped bailiwick, clear as a tear.
Here's yesterday, last year —-
Palm-spear and lily distinct as flora in the vast
Windless threadwork of a tapestry.
"A Life" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

"Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" by Bailiwick Chicago Theater.
Chicago's Bailiwick Repertory presents Larry Osburn Trailblazer Awards.
Chicago's Bailiwick Repertory, which often showcases gay- and lesbian-themed productions, is holding the 2001 Larry Osburn Trailblazer Awards on Sunday, May 20, at Hotel Allegro.
And a pair of Austin entertainers and company are about to take their Waits tribute into his bailiwick, with stops in Santa Rosa, San Francisco and Felton (on June 30 at Don Quixote 's).
The Tony Award-nominated Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson , a rock-musical portrait of the controversial populist American president, gets its Chicago debut by Bailiwick Chicago, the non-Equity company that embraces new and adventurous work.
Leading man Matthew Holzfeind takes Playbill.com behind the scenes at the Bailiwick's Chicago premiere of the Tony Award-nominated rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson .
The Tony Award-nominated Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, a rock-musical portrait of the controversial populist American president, gets its Chicago debut by Bailiwick Chicago, the non-Equity company that embraces new and adventurous work.
I know, center-channel speakers are the bailiwick of our sister magazine Home Theater.
Chicago's Bailiwick Repertory , which often showcases gay- and lesbian-themed productions, is holding the 2001 Larry Osburn Trailblazer Awards on Sunday, May 20, at Hotel Allegro.
SCHOONER 'S BEGINNINGS "In 1995 I was cast in a show called The Christmas Schooner at Bailiwick Repertory in Chicago," says Albert.
Theater review, 'Latinologues' at Bailiwick.
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