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feodum

a Latin version of the Old French FEE.
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Blacks know all too well those fiefdoms are found coast to coast.
While your peers have been managing publicly held corporations, you've run a fiefdom--Rupert's fiefdom.
The church is God's people, not a corporation of executives or a medieval fiefdom.
But if a subject wished to visit another fiefdom or another kingdom, the controllers had to coordinate with each other to pass control of the subject.
Bush's summary though: Agence France-Presse reported that during a recent CBS 60 Minutes interview, a retired CIA operative, Tyler Drumheller, said that prior to the invasion of Iraq, the CIA had learned from former Iraqi foreign minister Naji Sabri--who doubled as a covert intelligence agent--that it was highly doubtful that any weapons of mass destruction would be found in Saddam's fiefdom.
Charles II had granted William Penn a proprietary charter and the Penn family ran the state like a fiefdom.
Each fiefdom had its own director who was chosen and supervised by the local chief judge of the trial court .
They've accused HRH of treating it like a private fiefdom.
The brutal, foul-mouthed Western kicked off its second series with a vicious punch-up between Sheriff Seth (an "upright pain in the balls") and Al Swearengen, the ruthless saloon boss who runs the lawless South Dakota town like a private fiefdom.
It also makes it difficult for a fiefdom to avoid taking on responsibilities specifically assigned to them by top management, since the members of the fiefdom heard it directly from the top.
Not surprisingly Jack wants a piece of Santa's lovely fiefdom, and sets out to kidnap the fat man and take his own Christmas Eve sleigh ride.
Former Microsoft executive and author Bob Herbold will speak about avoiding the fiefdom syndrome--the inclination of leaders and employees to fixate on their own activities and careers to the detriment of those around them.