What does Dominion mean?

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dəˈmɪn yənDo·min·ion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dominion, rule(noun)

    dominance or power through legal authority

    "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar"

  2. district, territory, territorial dominion, dominion(noun)

    a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

  3. Dominion(noun)

    one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth


  1. dominion(Noun)

    power or the use of power; sovereignty over something.

  2. dominion(Noun)

    a kingdom, nation, or other sphere of influence.

  3. dominion(Noun)

    (historical) One of the colonies of the British Empire given self-government through the Statute of Westminster, such as Canada or Newfoundland.

  4. Dominion(ProperNoun)

    Any of the self-governing nations of the British Commonwealth.

  5. Origin: From dominion, from dominion, from dominio, equiv. to dominium, from dominus, from domus. See domain, demain, demesne.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dominion(noun)

    sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy

  2. Dominion(noun)

    superior prominence; predominance; ascendency

  3. Dominion(noun)

    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. Dominion(noun)

    a supposed high order of angels; dominations. See Domination, 3


  1. Dominion

    Dominions were 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 South Africa, and the Irish Free State. Over the decades after 1930, the British dominions each became independent of the United Kingdom. Those that became sovereign constitutional monarchies within the Commonwealth of Nations and maintained as their own the same royal house and royal succession from before independence became known as Commonwealth realms; others soon became republics, ending their status as dominions. The term "dominion" was also used in the names of certain Commonwealth realms; these included India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Kenya, and others.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dominion

    do-min′yun, n. lordship: highest power and authority: control: the country or persons governed, esp. the Dominion of Canada: (pl., B.) a class of angelic spirits (Col. i. 16).—n. Domin′ium, the ownership of a thing.—Dominion Day, a Canadian festival on the anniversary of the union of the provinces, 1st July 1867.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dominion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dominion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Dominion in a Sentence

  1. Seneca:

    Unjust dominion cannot be eternal.

  2. Benny Gantz:

    We need to find a way not to have dominion over other people.

  3. Isaac Newton:

    This most beautiful system -- The Universe could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.

  4. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.

  5. John Henry Newman:

    In this world no one rules by love if you are but amiable, you are no hero to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.

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