bailiwick


bailiwick (http://definr.com/bailiwick)

     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
        knowledge}]