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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A branch of knowledge; The area over which one deputed to exercise public administrative authority locally has jurisdiction.

Usage examples (40)
  • She asked me to confine suggestions to my own bailiwick.
  • As Jim has mentioned, my bailiwick is law firm libraries, as opposed to academic libraries.
  • And I think I'm probably taking you outside a little bit of your bailiwick, which is intelligence.
  • The office or jurisdiction of a bailiff was known as his "bailiwick" (BAY-lih-wik). for more
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