bailliage

noun
bail·​liage | \ bäˈyäzh \
plural -s

Definition of bailliage

: a bailli's bailiwick

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First Known Use of bailliage

1513, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bailliage

Middle English, from Middle French, from baillir to administer (from bail jurisdiction) + -age

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“Bailliage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bailliage. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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