Usage examples for bailiwick

  1. The ancient family of Hoton, or Hutton, were by Edward the Third, in consideration of the service rendered to him by Thomas de Hoton in the wars against Scotland, restored to the bailiwick and office of keeping the King's land or forest in Plumpton, which was first bestowed upon them prior to the time of Edward the First. – Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland by Daniel Scott
  2. It happened once or twice, as time went by, that a man was knocked on the head and robbed within the bailiwick of the now notorious Scrabble Alley gang, or that a drowned man floated ashore in the dock with his pockets turned inside out. – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis