Associations to the word «Fief»

Wiktionary

FIEF, noun. An estate held of a superior on condition of military service.
FIEF, noun. Something over which one has rights or exercises control.
FIEF, noun. (metaphor) An area of dominion, especially in a corporate or governmental bureaucracy.

Dictionary definition

FIEF, noun. A piece of land held under the feudal system.

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley