bailiwick


bai·li·wick

noun \ˈbā-li-ˌwik, -lē-\

Definition of BAILIWICK

1
:  the office or jurisdiction of a bailiff
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

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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