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Meaning of DOMINION

Pronunciation:  du'minyun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a territorial possession controlled by a ruling state
  2. [n]  dominance or power through legal authority; "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar"

DOMINION is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: province, rule, territorial dominion, territory
 See Also: American Virgin Islands, ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, British Virgin Islands, control, dominance, Faeroe Islands, Faeroes, Faroe Islands, Faroes, French Oceania, French Polynesia, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Macao, Macau, mandate, mandatory, Palestine, paramountcy, possession, raj, reign, sovereignty, suzerainty, trust territory, trusteeship, United States Virgin Islands, VI



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Do*min"ion\, n. [LL. dominio, equiv. to L. dominium.
See {Domain}, {Dungeon}.]
1. Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and
   controlling; independent right of possession, use, and
   control; sovereignty; supremacy.

         I praised and honored him that liveth forever, whose
         dominion is an everlasting dominion.  --Dan. iv. 34.

         To choose between dominion or slavery. --Jowett
                                               (Thucyd. ).

2. Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency.

         Objects placed foremost ought . . . have dominion
         over things confused and transient.   --Dryden.

3. That which is governed; territory over which authority is
   exercised; the tract, district, or county, considered as
   subject; as, the dominions of a king. Also used
   figuratively; as, the dominion of the passions.

4. pl. A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See
   {Domination}, 3. --Milton.

         By him were all things created . . . whether they be
         thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers.
                                               --Col. i. 16.

Syn: Sovereignty; control; rule; authority; jurisdiction;
     government; territory; district; region.

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