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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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Von Schlumberger, Sigillographie De L' Orient Latin (Paris: Geuthner, 1943), and references to Queen Alice' Champagne campaign can be found in, Theodore Evergates, Feudal Society in the Bailliage of Troyes under the Counts of Champagne, 1152-1284 (Baltimore, 1975), Theodore Evergates, Littere Baronum : The Earliest Cartulary of the Counts of Champagne (Toronto, London, 2003).
Par exemple, la noblesse du bailliage du labour demande-t-elle que soit etablie "une imposition sur tous les objets de luxe, et qu'ils fixent au taux le plus modique possible, la contribution annuelle de tout individu qui gagne sa journee aux travaux de la terre.
Notons au passage que, parmi les "Cahiers" consultes le plus court, celui du tier-setat de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, n'est que de 14 pages, y compris le proces-verbal; le plus long, celui du tiers-etat du bailliage de Chateau-Thierry, contient 81 pages.
35: "Communications were often exchanged by the three orders of a bailliage, either as an effort to make a joint cahier, a desire of the upper classes to apprise the third estate of a renunciation of tax privileges, or as a general means of maintaining friendly relations and letting the other orders know what had taken place in the assembly.
On a souvent fait remarquer que la brievete des "cahiers" qui se ressemblent, bien qu'aucun modele n'ait ete fourni aux bailliages, les rendait monotones.
Ainsi s'exprime la Noblesse des bailliages de Sens et Villeneuve-sur-Roy qui, par contre, reconnait l'injustice de la gabelle et voudrait voir annuler ces lourdes charges pour le peuple:
41) "Cahier des doleances plaintes et reclamations du tiers-itat du bailliage de Longuyon," in Hyslop, A Guide, p.
42) "Cahier des plaintes, doleances et rementrances que l'ordre du clerge du bailliage royal du Bassigny sciant a Bourment," in Hyslop), A Guide, p.