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dominion

noun

  1. (dominance)  dominance or power through legal authority
    Synonyms: rule. Type of: dominance
  2. (region)  a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
    Synonyms: district, territorial dominion, territory, dist. [abbreviation]. Type of: region

Dominion

noun

Etymology summary

Old French dominion "dominion, rule, power", from Medieval Latin dominionem...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Dominion (disambiguation)

a self-governing colony or autonomous state within the British Empire. Dominion may also refer to: Dominion, Nova Scotia, Canada | The Dominion, a neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas, United States | "Dominion" (Stargate SG-1), an episode of Stargate... (36 of 584 words, 47 definitions)

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Dominion | Dominions

autonomous polities that were nominally under British sovereignty, constituting the British Empire and British Commonwealth, beginning in the later part of the 19th century. They have included Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Newfoundland, the Union of ... (35 of 9583 words, 5 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

dominion | dominium | rarely dominion | theDominion [sense-specific] | rule [synonym, sense-specific] | authority [synonym, sense-specific]

rule; authority | the land governed by one ruler or government | sphere of influence; area of control | a name formerly applied to self-governing ... (22 of 538 words, 7 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dominion

Britannica Encyclopedia:

dominion [British Commonwealth]

the status, prior to 1939, of each of the British Commonwealth countries of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, Eire, and ... (24 of 319 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/168777​/dominion

Merriam-Webster:

dominion | Dominion [sense-specific] | dominions [plural] | sovereignty [synonym, sense-specific] | domain [synonym, sense-specific] | ascendance [synonym, sense-specific] | ascendancy [synonym, sense-specific] | dominance [synonym, sense-specific] | domination [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"domain" | supreme authority; "sovereignty" | "dominions": an order of angels | "dominion" or "Dominion": a self-governing nation of the Commonwealth ... (18 of 173 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/dominion

Oxford Dictionary:

dominion | dominions | Dominion | domination [2, sense-specific]

sovereignty or control | another term for "dominium". | (usually "dominions") : the territory of a sovereign or government | ("Dominion") [historical] ... (19 of 93 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dominion

Random House Dictionary:

dominion | dominions [sense-specific]

the power or right of governing and controlling; sovereign authority. | rule; control; domination. | a territory, usually of considerable size, in ... (20 of 86 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/dominion

American Heritage Dictionary:

dominion | Dom. [abbreviation, sense-specific] | Dominion [abbreviation, sense-specific] | dominions [abbreviation, sense-specific]

Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty | A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm. | often "Dominion" : One of the ... (23 of 79 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dominion

Columbia Encyclopedia:

dominion

power to rule, or that which is subject to rule. Before 1949 the term was used officially to describe the self-governing countries of the Commonwealth ... (25 of 74 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/history​/A​0815833​.html

Wiktionary:

dominion | dominions [plural] | supremacy [synonym, sense-specific] | ascendancy [synonym, sense-specific] | predominance [synonym, sense-specific]

Power or the use of power; sovereignty over something; supremacy. | predominance; ascendancy | [sometimes figuratively] A kingdom, nation, or other sphere of influence; governed territory. | [historical] One of the colonies of the British Empire given ... (34 of 71 words, 5 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dominion

Dominion

Any of the self-governing nations of the British Commonwealth. (9 of 11 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Dominion

Macmillan British Dictionary:

dominion | dominions [plural] | Dominion

[uncountable, formal] control, or the right to rule over something | [countable, formal] an area that is ruled by one person or government | ... (22 of 66 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/dominion

New World Dictionary:

dominion

rule or power to rule; sovereign authority; sovereignty | a governed territory or country | a name formerly used for certain self-governing nations of ... (22 of 43 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dominion

Cambridge Dictionary:

dominion [formal]

control over a country or people | the land that belongs to a ruler (13 of 36 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dominion

Encarta Dictionary:

dominion | dominions [plural]

ruling power, authority, or control | somebody's area of influence or control | the land governed by a ruler (often used in the plural) | a ... (23 of 81 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861605906​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

dominion

First use: early 15th century

Origin: Old French dominion "dominion, rule, power", from Medieval Latin dominionem (nominative dominio), corresponding to Latin ... (18 of 58 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=dominion

Wiktionary:

dominion | dominions [plural]

Origin: Middle English dominion, from Middle French dominion, from Medieval Latin dominio, equiv. to Latin dominium ("lordship, right of ownership"), from dominus ("lord"), from domus ("house"). See domain,... (27 of 29 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dominion

American Heritage Dictionary:

dominion

Origin: Middle English dominioun, from Old French dominion, from Medieval Latin dominiō, dominiōn-, from Latin dominium, ... (15 of 24 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dominion

Collins Dictionary:

dominion | dominium | rarely dominion

First use: 15th century | 19th century

Origin: from Old French, from Latin dominium ownership, from dominus master | from Latin: property, ownership; see dominion

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dominion

Oxford Dictionary:

dominion | dominions | Dominion

Origin: Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin dominio(n-), from Latin dominium, from dominus "lord, master"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dominion

Merriam-Webster:

dominion | Dominion [sense-specific]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English dominioun, from Middle French dominion, modification of Latin dominium, from dominus

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/dominion

New World Dictionary:

dominion

Origin: Middle English dominioun from Medieval Latin dominio from Latin dominus: see "dominate"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dominion

Encarta Dictionary:

dominion | dominions [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: French from medieval Latin dominion- from Latin dominium "property, right of ownership" from dominus "lord"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861605906​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

dominion | dominions [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "dominion"

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Collins Dictionary:

dominion | dominium | rarely dominion

Audio: British English pronunciation of "dominion"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dominion

Macmillan British Dictionary:

dominion | dominions [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "dominion"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/dominion

Macmillan American Dictionary:

dominion | dominions [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "dominion"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/dominion

Cambridge Dictionary:

dominion [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "dominion"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "dominion"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dominion

the Free Dictionary:

dominion

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "dominion"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "dominion"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "dominion" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

dominion | dominions [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "dominion"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

dominion

Audio: North American pronunciation of "dominion"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=domini​07 word=dominion

YourDictionary Audio:

dominion

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "dominion" by speech synthesizer

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