Etymology
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fiefdom (n.)

1814, from fief + -dom.

updated on November 16, 2012

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Definitions of fiefdom from WordNet

fiefdom (n.)
the domain controlled by a feudal lord;
fiefdom (n.)
an organization that is controlled by a dominant person or group;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.