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fiefdom

[feef-duh m]
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noun
  1. the estate or domain of a feudal lord.
  2. Informal. anything, as an organization or real estate, owned or controlled by one dominant person or group.
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Origin of fiefdom

First recorded in 1805–15; fief + -dom
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fiefdom

noun
  1. (in feudal Europe) the property owned by a lord
  2. an area over which a person or organization exerts authority or influence
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Word Origin and History for fiefdom

n.

1814, from fief + -dom.

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