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Bailiwick   /bˈeɪlɪwˌɪk/   Listen

The area over which a bailiff has jurisdiction.
A branch of knowledge.  Synonyms: discipline, field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field.  "Teachers should be well trained in their subject" , "Anthropology is the study of human beings"

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"Bailiwick" Quotes from Famous Books

... cavalry had gone out to the front and more troops were marching up from the railway, all anxiety as to his immediate surroundings was dispelled, and the major could not avoid drifting back to the strange complications in which two of the prominent people of his military bailiwick were involved. He had taken a great liking to Mr. Holmes, and had striven to open the way for that gentleman in case he had the faintest inclination to speak of his losses; but, though the civilian instantly saw what the simple-minded old soldier was aiming at, he changed the ...
— 'Laramie;' - or, The Queen of Bedlam. • Charles King

... Amiens is a point of no small political interest. It is the bailiwick of one of the few really notable men of the actual Republican party in France—- M. Goblet—and yet it is one of the strongholds of Boulangism. There is an old song, the refrain of which, as I heard it sung, more years ...
— France and the Republic - A Record of Things Seen and Learned in the French Provinces - During the 'Centennial' Year 1889 • William Henry Hurlbert

Words linked to "Bailiwick" :   numerology, genealogy, communication theory, engineering science, military science, technology, jurisdiction, ology, divinity, humanistic discipline, protology, allometry, architecture, theology, arts, futuristics, subject field, engineering, occultism, scientific discipline, liberal arts, graphology, futurology, frontier, humanities, knowledge base, knowledge domain, applied science, escapology, bibliotics, science, domain, theogony, major, communications

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