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bailiwick

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bailiwick \Bail"i*wick\, noun [Bailie, bailiff + wick a village.] (Law) The precincts within which a bailiff has jurisdiction; the limits of a bailiff's authority.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bailiwick

noun

1: the area over which a bailiff has jurisdiction

2: a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings" [syn: {discipline}, {subject}, {subject area}, {subject field}, {field}, {field of study}, {study}, {bailiwick}]


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