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bailiwick

noun area, arena, authority, circle, district, domain, dominion, enclave, field, haunt, orbit, precinct, province, purlieu, realm, region, specialty, sphere, sway, territory, ward
See also: domain, realm

bailiwick

one of the two jurisdictions in the Channel Islands. The bailiwick of Jersey comprises the island of Jersey and the two groups of islets known as Les Minquiers and Les Ecréhous. The bailiwick of Guernsey comprises the islands of Guernsey, Sark, Alderney, Brechou and associated islets.

BAILIWICK. The district over which a sheriff has jurisdiction; it signifies also the same as county, the sheriff's bailiwick extending over the county.
     2. In England, it signifies generally that liberty which is exempted from the sheriff of the county over which the lord of the liberty appoints a bailiff. Vide Wood's Inst. 206.

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Their strategy pays off, since the papacy would later openly support the Ibelin bailliage in their struggles with Queen Alice and Frederick II.
Continental Airlines is the official carrier of the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs, Bailliage des Etats-Uni, the premier International Food and Wine Society established in 1248 during the reign of King Louis IX of France.
The decisive step would come in 1633 with the creation of a Parlement and eight years later the introduction of a bailliage.
The Mission of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, Bailliage des Etats-Unis, is to unite professional and amateur gastronomes in a private, not-for-profit society committed to promoting the culinary arts and those of enology and hospitality through example, education, and camaraderie.
La Confrerie (brotherhood) de la Chaine (chain, as in the weakest link of) des Rotisseurs (meat roasters), of the Greater Sarasota Bailliage (got me there - Madame Bolduc, my high-school French teacher, never got around to explaining what a bailliage was, but I think it could translate as chapter) has nearly 80 members dedicated to eating the best.