- the district within which a bailie or bailiff has jurisdiction.
- a person's area of skill, knowledge, authority, or work
"district of a 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. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bailiwick)
"And repercussions extended far beyond Dabbadie's bailiwick."
- John Womack, Zapata and the Mexican Revolution