Bailiwick meaning

bālə-wĭk
A person's specific area of interest, skill, or authority.
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The office or district of a bailiff.
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The district of a bailiff.
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One's particular area of activity, authority, interest, etc.
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The district within which a bailie or bailiff has jurisdiction.

The Bailiwick of Jersey.

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A person's concern or sphere of operations, their area of skill or authority.
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Origin of bailiwick

  • Middle English bailliwik baillif bailiff bailiff wik town (from Old English wīc) (from Latin vīcus vicinity)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From bailie (“bailiff”) and wick (“dwelling”), from Old English wīc.

    From Wiktionary