What does the word bailiwick mean?

Usage examples for bailiwick

  1. Thus in the sixth year of Henry the Third we have the command from the King to the Sheriff of Westmorland that without any delay he should summon the earls, barons, knights, and freeholders of his bailiwick, and that he should hasten to Cockermouth and besiege the castle there, afterwards destroying it to its very foundations. – Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland by Daniel Scott
  2. The first duty of a policeman, no matter what kind of a police force he belongs to, is to inform himself in regard to the people in his bailiwick who are likely to give him trouble. – Notes of an Itinerant Policeman by Josiah Flynt
  3. The municipal officer may know that a certain " professional" is out of his bailiwick, but unless he can place him elsewhere he is never sure when or where he may turn up again. – Notes of an Itinerant Policeman by Josiah Flynt