What is bailiwick?

  • (noun): The area over which a bailiff has jurisdiction.
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Bailiwick

A bailiwick /ˈbeɪlɨwɪk/ is usually the area of jurisdiction of a bailiff, and may also apply to a territory in which the sheriff's functions were exercised by a privately appointed bailiff under a royal or imperial writ. The word is now more generally used in a metaphorical sense, to indicate a sphere of authority, experience, activity, study or interest. A bailiwick (German: “Ballei”) was also the territorial division of the Teutonic Order. Here, various “Komtur(en)” formed a Ballei province.

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Bailiwick Repertory Theatre
... The Bailiwick Repertory Theatre is a theater company in Chicago founded in 1982 that produces eclectic works ... It stages productions at the Bailiwick Arts Center 41°56′23″N 87°39′37″W / 41.9398°N 87.6602°W / 41.9398 -87.6602, its home since ... Bailiwick Repertory Theater was officially dissolved in the Fall of 2009 ...
Bailiwick - Origin
... a bailiff to receive the profits from the bailiwick, mainly from the administration of the market and distribute them to the shareholders ... From the bailiff’s title, the arrangement became known as the Bailiwick of Bicester Market End ... By 1752 all of the original leases were in the hands of ten men, who leased the bailiwick control of the market to two local tradesmen ...
Languages Of The Bailiwick Of Guernsey
... The linguistic situation of the Bailiwick of Guernsey is quite similar to that of Jersey, the other Bailiwick in the Channel Islands ...
List Of Members Of The National Constituent Assembly Of 1789 - J
... François-Antoine-Nicolas Jersey (1754 - ?), alternate deputy of the Third Estate of the bailiwick of Sarreguemines, (On 21 January 1790, he replaced the Count of Gomer, who had resigned) ... (Marquess) (1757–1827), deputy of the nobility of the bailiwick of Mende ... Pierre-Mathieu Joubert, deputy of the clergy of the bailiwick of Angoulême ...
List Of Members Of The National Constituent Assembly Of 1789 - A
... René Charles Achard de Bonvouloir (1744–1827), deputy of the nobility of the bailiwick of Coutances ... de Verderonne (1753–1831), deputy of the Third Estate of the bailiwick of Crépy-en-Valois ... Cardin Jean-Baptiste d'Aguesseau (1747–1826), deputy of the nobility of the bailiwick of Meaux ...

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