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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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