Definition of bailiwick noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbeɪliwɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪliwɪk//
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somebody's particular area of responsibility or interest He never writes up our reports—that's my bailiwick. Word Origin late Middle English: from bailie ‘officer and magistrate in Scotland’ + wick ‘town or village’.
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