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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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Cavite is considered Revilla's bailiwick as he and his family have served the province over the past two decades in various capacities, from barangay captain to mayor and governor.
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.
Crime has been rampant in his own bailiwick for more than 20 years, how could he say [he can do it in] six months?
Marcos said that many of the results from his bailiwicks in the Solid North have not been reflected in the unofficial quick count of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV).
Binay camp's communications director Joey Salgado also claimed that voters who support Vice President Binay were disenfranchised in Binay's bailiwicks by the ruling Liberal Party.
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.