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A popular term for the quasi-autonomous ‘territory’ that a particular physician in a Balkanized organization (e.g., the faculty practice plan of an academic medical centre) considers to be his or her own
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En Syrie, les forces proregime, soutenues par l'aviation russe, ont reconquis vendredi l'aeroport et la moitie de la ville de Palmyre (centre), et ont coupe la route reliant la cite a Deir Ezzor, autre fief jihadiste dans l'Est syrien, selon une source militaire.
Many of our politicians treat Pakistan like a personal fief.
Une equipe de la Division 2, l'Association Sportive de Sale, a quitte les lieux avec les honneurs en realisant une victoire insuffisante de (1-0) dans le fief du Chabab Rif Al Hoceima.
Les forces irakiennes du contre-terrorisme ont relance, hier, leur offensive dans les quartiers est de Mossoul, dernier fief du groupe terroriste Daech en Irak.
Anfeh rock cut moat The Enfeh peninsula was once a mighty fortress area, the Crusader castle of Nephin (enfeh), fief of the Counts of Tripoli.
This reservation is based on American and continental experience in which such mayors have often gone "native", run the executive mansion as a private fief and ended up in jail.
Haryana is Chautala land, UP is Mulayam's own fief and Karnataka, the Deve Gowdas'.
The fief holders since British rule in the subcontinent must be prohibited to take part in the countrys politics and be strictly disallowed to contest any election.
Des milliers de personnes se sont egalement rassemblees devant l'hotel Tibesti a Benghazi, bastion de la revolution libyenne et fief des groupes islamistes radicaux, ainsi qu'a Al-Bayda, plus a l'est.
SIR - It is apparent that the national press are taking a keen interest in the deliberate failings of the Welsh NHS being run as a personal fief by Carwyn Jones and Mark Drakeford who are both in denial about said failings.
Hakimullah Mehsud a ete tue par les tirs d'un drone americain" ayant fait quatre morts vendredi au Waziristan du Nord, un fief taliban pres de la frontiere afghane, a confirme un haut responsable du renseignement pakistanais a la presse locale.