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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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We are confident that when the votes from our bailiwicks come in, when the votes from areas where our local leaders are get counted, we will take the lead and hold on to it till the end, he said.
Iloilo City is among the areas considered bailiwicks of the LP and Roxas.
During the first and only government-sacntioned vice presidential debate at the University of Santo Tomas, Trillanes questioned Duterte and Cayetano's capability to fulfill their promise, pointing out that Davao and Taguig, the tandem's bailiwicks, are not crime-free.
ILOILO CITY -- The camp of Senators Grace Poe and Francis Chiz Escudero has debunked claims by the ruling Liberal Party (LP) that Iloilo and other Visayas areas are bailiwicks of Mar Roxas and other administration candidates.