bailiwick bailiwick  /ˈbeɪ lɪ ˌwɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the area over which a bailiff has jurisdiction
  2. (n) a branch of knowledge

Usage(s):

  1. And they want control over substantial oil revenues generated in their bailiwick.
  2. He kept his bailiwickthe fashionable North Shore of Long Islandfriendly and peaceful.
  3. In Hubert Humphrey's bailiwick of Minnesota, Republicans profited from the Democratic Farmer Labor Party's decay and disarray.

News

  • Obama, ‘I’m not scrambling the jets’

    Referring to the continued disappearance of NSA leaker Snowden, President Obama had a strange comment from his current bailiwick in Africa last week.
    on July 27, 2013     Source: Daily Sparks Tribune

Quotes

  1. "I don't, I don't, I have not asked personally in terms of whether or not the Department of Defense ......," Gonzales said before Leahy interrupted again. "But this is going into your normal bailiwick. Why haven't you asked?"
    on Mar 17, 2007 By: Alberto Gonzales Source: Forbes

  2. "The thing that appealed to me about this is the low expectations," DeYoung said last week. "At the Bailiwick, it won't be about the set or the lighting. My interest is to get the book, music and lyrics to tell the story. ...... I just want...
    on May 23, 2008 By: Dennis DeYoung Source: RedOrbit

  3. "Now we see that Gloria's supposed bailiwick is also a bailiwick of hope. Here and in other parts of the country, we can hear the resounding call of all Filipinos for real change," Roxas said, after Monday's swearing in of 63 local officials and...
    on Nov 30, 2009 By: Mar Roxas Source: ABS CBN News

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