Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- anything under a person's complete control or authority
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The estate or domain of a feudal lord.
- Something over which one dominant person or group exercises control: “long the independent head of a powerful fiefdom within the Police Department” (David Burnham).