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fiefdom

fief·dom

fiefdom

pronunciation:
fif dm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the domain of a lord under the system of feudalism.
definition 2: a department, area, or organization in which one is the dominating force.
Before becoming mayor, the police department had been his fiefdom.
Word Parts
The word fiefdom contains the following part:
-dom Old English noun-forming suffix that means domain of; state of being
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The suffix -dom attaches to primarily Old English adjectives and nouns.