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- the district of a bailiff
- one's particular area of activity, authority, interest, etc.
Origin: ME < baili, bailie + wik < OE wic, village: see economy
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- A person's specific area of interest, skill, or authority. See Synonyms at field.
- The office or district of a bailiff.
Origin: Middle English bailliwik : baillif, bailiff; see bailiff + wik, town (from Old English wīc, from Latin vīcus; see vicinity).