fiefdom

[ feef-duh m ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. fidus achates,
  2. fie,
  3. fiedler,
  4. fiedler, arthur,
  5. fief,
  6. field,
  7. field ambulance,
  8. field army,
  9. field artillery,
  10. field battery

Origin of fiefdom

First recorded in 1805–15; fief + -dom

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British Dictionary definitions for fiefdoms

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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Word Origin and History for fiefdoms

fiefdom

n.

1814, from fief + -dom.

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