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bailiwick Explained

bailiwick at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


bailiwick at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"district of a bailiff," 1460, from bailiff (q.v.) + O.E. wic "village." Fig. sense of "one's natural or proper sphere" is first recorded 1843. ///

bailiwick at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

87 Moby Thesaurus words for "bailiwick":
Kreis, ambit, archbishopric, archdiocese, arena, arrondissement,
beat, bishopric, border, borderland, borough, bureau, canton,
champaign, circle, circuit, city, commissariat, commune,
congressional district, constablery, constablewick, constabulary,
constituency, county, demesne, departement, department, diocese,
district, domain, dominion, duchy, electoral district, electorate,
field, footing, government, hamlet, hemisphere, hundred,
judicial circuit, jurisdiction, magistracy, march, metropolis,
metropolitan area, ministry, municipality, neighborhood, oblast,
office, okrug, orb, orbit, pale, parish, place, precinct,
principality, province, quarter, realm, region, riding, round,
secretariat, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shire, shrievalty, soke,
sphere, sphere of influence, stake, stamping ground, state,
terrain, territory, town, township, turf, vantage, village, walk,
wapentake, ward

BAILIWICK at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

iking sth or wanting to do sth; not opposed to doing sth:
I mentioned it to Kate and she wasn't averse to the idea.
2 ~ to sth / to doing sth (formal) not liking sth or wanting to do sth; opposed to doing sth:
He was averse to any change.noun
[C, U] ~ (to sb/sth) a strong feeling of not liking sb/sth:
a strong aversion * He had an av

Bailiwick at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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

bailiwick at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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}, {branch of

bailiwick at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2008|February|20


Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: term » bailie||bailiff and Inter: term » wick||dwelling, from Inter: etyl » ang|en Inter: term » wic|wīc|lang=ang.


* Inter: enPR » bā'lĭ-wĭk, Inter: IPA » /ˈbeɪ.lɪ.wɪk/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"beIlIwIk/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-bailiwick.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • the district within which a bailie or bailiff has jurisdiction.
    1. : The Category: w - :Bailiwick of Jersey|Bailiwick of Jersey.
    2. a person's concern or sphere of operations, their area of skill or authority.
    3. Inter: quote-book » 1961|author=Category: w - :Eleanor Roosevelt|Eleanor Roosevelt|title=The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

    |passage=I established the fairly well-understood pattern that affairs of state were not in my bailiwick.


    * Inter: sense » area or subject of authority or involvement domain, department, jurisdiction, sphere, territory, turf.

    Related terms

    * bailie
    • bailiff


      Inter: trans-top » precincts within a bailiff has jurisdiction
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|meierij|f
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bailliage|m
    • German: Inter: t- » de|vogtei
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|fógetaumdæmi|n
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|bailiato|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|bayleeaght|f, Inter: t- » gv|bayleeys|m
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|baliwat
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|бейливик|m|tr=bejlivik
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|bailía|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|verksamhetsområde|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » area or subject of authority or involvement
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bailliage|m, Inter: t+ » fr|compétence, Inter: t+ » fr|autorité
    • Icelandic: Inter: qualifier » area of knowledge Inter: t- » is|þekkingarsvið|n, Inter: qualifier » occupational area Inter: t- » is|starfssvið|n, Inter: qualifier » field of interest Inter: t- » is|áhugasvið|n, Inter: qualifier » field of competence Inter: t- » is|valdsvið|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|nadležnost|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|bailía|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    Translation: et » bailiwick
    Translation: fr » bailiwick
    Translation: ko » bailiwick
    Translation: ka » bailiwick
    Translation: pl » bailiwick
    Translation: pt » bailiwick
    Translation: ta » bailiwick
    Translation: te » bailiwick
    Translation: vi » bailiwick
    Translation: zh » bailiwick