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fiefdom

[ feef-duhm ]
/ ˈfif dəm /
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noun
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.
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Origin of fiefdom

First recorded in 1805–15; fief + -dom
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British Dictionary definitions for fiefdom

fiefdom
/ (ˈfiːfdəm) /

noun
(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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