Definition of fiefdom in English:



  • A fief.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The icon refers not to the Transylvanian terror of lore but to the 15th-century feudal lord and mass murderer Vlad the Impaler, whose fiefdom was in Wallachia, a more southern region of Romania.’



/ˈfēfdəm/ /ˈfifdəm/