What does Dominion mean?

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dəˈmɪn yənDo·min·ion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dominion, rulenoun

    dominance or power through legal authority

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

  2. district, territory, territorial dominion, dominionnoun

    a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

  3. Dominionnoun

    one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth

Wiktionary

  1. dominionnoun

    power or the use of power; sovereignty over something.

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

  2. dominionnoun

    a kingdom, nation, or other sphere of influence.

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

  3. dominionnoun

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

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

  4. Dominionnoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dominionnoun

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

  2. Dominionnoun

    superior prominence; predominance; ascendency

  3. Dominionnoun

    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. Dominionnoun

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. John Henry Cardinal 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.

  2. Allyn Walker:

    That research was mischaracterized by some in the media and online, partly on the basis of my trans identity. As a result, multiple threats were made against me and the campus community generally. I want to thank Old Dominion University for giving me the opportunity to teach and to conduct my research, and the ODU Department of Public Safety for monitoring the threats against me and the community.

  3. Jody Hice:

    Cyber Ninjas've got to deal with Dominion voting machines, cyber Ninjas've got to deal with the corruption that's allowed. Cyber Ninjas've got to have audits.

  4. Wilhelm von Humboldt:

    Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, yet real activity. The longing for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence.

  5. Antonio Mugica:

    Dominion Voting Systems took us completely by surprise, we have never seen something like this in developed markets. We have never seen something like this before in Europe. We have never seen something like this before in the US.

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