Definition of BAILIWICK


BAILIWICK

The district over which a sheriff has jurisdiction, it
signifies also the same as county, the sheriffs 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 Woods Inst. 206.



Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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