fiefdom


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the domain controlled by a feudal lord

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an organization that is controlled by a dominant person or group

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James Murdoch apparently is not deemed ready to assume a spot atop the fiefdom, but continues to loom large.
Just as the ARTCC kingdoms were divided into fiefdoms, municipality TRACONs were divided into neighborhoods, each with a controller who coordinated with adjacent neighborhoods and fiefdoms as subjects roamed about.
Less than two years ago, Florida's state-funded child advocacy system consisted of an uncoordinated system of 21 fiefdoms," Glynn wrote to the NACC Awards Committee June 30.
The only slight problem is the Duchy IS HRH's private fiefdom.
Adapted with permission from The Fiefdom Syndrome: The Turf Battles That Undermine Careers and Companies--And How to Overcome Them (Currency/Doubleday).
The book explains how over the last 20 years this fiefdom has determined the most rapid changes in the history of the City and the Country.
The corporate fat cats got used to thinking of the airwaves as their own private fiefdom, but the commissioners today reaffirmed that the airwaves belong to everyone," said Joan Dark, of the Prometheus Radio Project, a Philadelphia-based media activist group that helps create LPFM stations (www.
It claims President dos Santos is turning Angola into his own personal fiefdom.
The reason there is nothing tyrannical about asking Judge Moore to remove the plaque is that the courthouse is not his personal fiefdom.
This is being recognized at a strategic level by leading adopters: for them, grid computing is no longer a high-performance computing (HPC) fiefdom.
Sir John Hall claimed the North East is treated like a fiefdom by Labour >
This of course means that firstly Mr Thomas doesn't have to dig too deep in his pockets, and secondly make young players serfs to his fiefdom.
The Congress is not someone's fiefdom and many people have been working for the Congress for more than 40 years.
Historians say the Belgian monarch ran the state as his personal fiefdom between 1885 and 1908, exploiting its natural resources to enhance his wealth and overseeing a regime responsible for the death of up to 10 million Africans.
ISLAMABAD, December 02, 2010 (Frontier Star): Former PM Benazir Bhutto's trusted companions senator Safdar Abbasi and Naheed Khan have said President Asif Ali Zardari is non serious in probing the investigation of Benazir Bhutto's murder and he wants to make the party his personal fiefdom .