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 for bailiwick
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BAILIWICK. The district over which a sheriff has jurisdiction; it signifies 
  also the same as county, the sheriff's bailiwick extending over the county. 
       2. In England, it signifies generally that liberty which is exempted 
  from the sheriff of the county over which the lord of the liberty appoints a 
  bailiff. Vide Wood's Inst. 206. 

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