Examples from the Web for bailiwick
He does so, hands in his star and rides on, leaving his bailiwick in the condition his patrons wanted.
Now see here, my daughter, you're getting out of your bailiwick.The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop|Hamlin Garland
And if in one place in his bailiwick I haven't fried that codfish Granger to a crisp, it's not because I haven't been industrious.Mixed Faces|Roy Norton
William de Staunton held the bailiwick there, and Reginald Abbenhall the woods.The Forest of Dean|H. G. Nicholls
This plan should become, by your influence, the text of all the bailiwick memorials.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
In 1733 the bailiwick was transferred to Vevey and just seventy years later the castle became the property of Vaud.The Spell of Switzerland|Nathan Haskell Dole
British Dictionary definitions for bailiwick
Word Origin for bailiwick
Word Origin and History for bailiwick
"district of a bailiff," early 15c., baillifwik, from bailiff (q.v.) + Middle English form of Old English wic "village" (see wick (n.2)). Figurative sense of "one's natural or proper sphere" is first recorded 1843.