Definitions for fiefdomˈfif dəm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the estate or domain of a feudal lord.
Category: Medieval History, Western History
anything owned by one dominant person or group.
Category: Medieval History, Informal
Origin of fiefdom:
the domain controlled by a feudal lord
an organization that is controlled by a dominant person or group
The estate controlled by a feudal lord; a fief.
The duke's fiefdom had been greatly expanded as a reward for his dutiful military service on behalf of the king.
Any organization in the control of a dominant individual. Primarily used with a critical or pejorative connotation.
Most of our company's computers are standardized, but the IT director allows the employees in his own little fiefdom to specify their own machines.