This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly meme is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post.
Here’s my WOW for this week:
Part of Speech
- A person’s specific area of interest, skill or authority
- The office or district of a bailiff.
- department, discipline, domain, field, field of study, sphere, study, subject, subject area, subject field, territory, turf
- area, beat, district, jurisdiction, neighbourhood, province, territory,
Middle English – bailliwik – baillif bailiff + wik town (from Old English wic, from Latin vicus)
Use in a sentence
- The professor was in his element, babbling on about things from within his bailiwick that no one else present had any understanding of.
- He had been appointed bailiff, making this his bailiwick now – and there was nothing that Richard De Grenville could do about it.
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