Old 12th Nov 2010, 11:24
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PAXboy
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That is the correct word!

fief
· n.
1 historical another term for fee (in sense 2).
2 a person’s sphere of operation or control.
– DERIVATIVES fiefdom n.
– ORIGIN C17: from Fr. (see fee).

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I am looking forward to their final reckoning for IRRESPECTIVE of any genuine grievances and concerns they may have - to hobble your employer for over a year is totally short sighted. We are in the midst of a dire recession with much more hardship to come, and they are arguing in such a manner.
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