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fiefdom Syllabification: fief·dom
Pronunciation: /ˈfēfdəm/

Definition of fiefdom in English:


A fief.
Example sentences
  • According to feudal law, Edward III held Aquitaine as part of his fiefdom.
  • Taking the two key aspects of feudalism - vassalship and fiefdom - he argues that the National Socialist system of government can be seen in these terms.
  • It was considered best to separate the holy callings of the monk and the nun, vocations close to God, from everyday maintenance in medieval fiefdoms.

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