fiefdom

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fief·dom

 (fēf′dəm)
n.
1. The estate or domain of a feudal lord.
2. An organization or department over which one dominant person or group exercises control.

fiefdom

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

fief•dom

(ˈfif dəm)

n.
1. the estate or domain of a feudal lord.
2. anything owned by one dominant person or group.
[1805–15]

fiefdom

Medieval History. the land over which a person exercises control after vows of vassalage and service to an overlord. See feudalism.
See also: Land
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fiefdom - the domain controlled by a feudal lord
demesne, domain, land - territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
2.fiefdom - an organization that is controlled by a dominant person or group
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
Translations

fiefdom

[ˈfiːfdəm] Nfeudo m
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This meant that the fiefholder had no right to dispose freely of "his" land but could only enjoy its exploitation for definite purposes.(64) Property was conditional.
Many fiefholders converted to Christianity, bringing into the Roman Catholic Church their armed followers, and their agricultural and artisan classes.