In old law. A bailiff’s jurisdiction, a bailiwick; the same as Vailium. Spelman. See” BAII.I WICK. In old English law. A liberty, or exclusive jurisdiction, which was exempted from the sheriff of the county, and over which the lord of the liberty appointed a bailiff with such powers within his precinct as an under-sheriff exercised under the sheriff of the county. Whishaw.