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bailiwick

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noun bai·li·wick \ˈbā-li-ˌwik, -lē-\

Definition of bailiwick

  1. 1 :  the office or jurisdiction of a bailiff

  2. 2 :  a special domain



Examples of bailiwick

  1. <questions about organization of the fund drive are my bailiwick>



Origin of bailiwick

Middle English baillifwik, from baillif + wik dwelling place, village, from Old English wīc, from Latin vicus village — more at vicinity


First Known Use: 15th century



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