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Bailee
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Bailiwick definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BA'ILIWICK, n.[bailli, an officer, see bailiff.]
The precincts in which a bailiff has jurisdiction; the limits of a bailiff's authority; as a hundred, a liberty, a forest, over which a bailiff is appointed. In the liberties and franchises of lords, the bailiff has exclusive jurisdiction.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the area over which a bailiff has jurisdiction
2: a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings" [syn: discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English baillifwik, from baillif + wik dwelling place, village, from Old English w?c, from Latin vicus village more at vicinity Date: 15th century 1. the office or jurisdiction of a bailiff 2. a special domain

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 Law the district or jurisdiction of a bailie or bailiff. 2 joc. a person's sphere of operations or particular area of interest. Etymology: BAILIE + WICK(2)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bailiwick Bail"i*wick, n. [Bailie, bailiff + wick a village.] (Law) The precincts within which a bailiff has jurisdiction; the limits of a bailiff's authority.

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