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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BAILIWICK

But would she not find me, instead, and drive me out of her bailiwick?

Gimpy Gordon scuttled out of my bailiwick almost on a dead run.

You must keep out of her bailiwick if you want to keep her friendship.

Meere succeeded at the assizes in sustaining his right to the bailiwick.

Out of my bailiwick, cried the doctor—way out of my bailiwick.

In England the sheriff is the monarch's bailiff, and his county is a bailiwick.

Carolyn May was quite as much puzzled by that expression as she had been by bailiwick.

Now see here, my daughter, you're getting out of your bailiwick.

I go home, and I says to myself: 'I have that bailiwick to a man.

In 1733 the bailiwick was transferred to Vevey and just seventy years later the castle became the property of Vaud.

WORD ORIGIN

"district of a bailiff," early 15c., baillifwik, from bailiff (q.v.) + Middle English form of Old English wic "village" (see wick (n.2)). Figurative sense of "one's natural or proper sphere" is first recorded 1843.

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nounarea of interest, expertise
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