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[ feef-duh m ]
/ ˈfif dəm /


the estate or domain of a feudal lord.
Informal. anything, as an organization or real estate, owned or controlled by one dominant person or group.

Nearby words

fidus achates, fie, fiedler, fiedler, arthur, fief, fiefdom, field, field ambulance, field army, field artillery, field battery

Origin of fiefdom

First recorded in 1805–15; fief + -dom Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fiefdom


/ (ˈfiːfdəm) /


(in feudal Europe) the property owned by a lord
an area over which a person or organization exerts authority or influence
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