Sunday, August 23, 2015

Word of the day: bailiwick

The word of the day is bailiwick:

  1. the district within which a bailie or bailiff has jurisdiction.
  2. a person's area of skill, knowledge, authority, or work
"district of bailiff," mid-15c., baillifwik, from bailiff (q.v.) O.E. wic "village" (see wick (2)). Figurative sense of "one's natural or proper sphere" is first recorded 1843. (

"And repercussions extended far beyond Dabbadie's bailiwick."

 - John Womack, Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

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