What does dominion mean?
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dominance or power through legal authority
"France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar"
district, territory, territorial dominion, dominionnoun
a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth
power or the use of power; sovereignty over something.
a kingdom, nation, or other sphere of influence.
(historical) One of the colonies of the British Empire given self-government through the Statute of Westminster, such as Canada or Newfoundland.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: dominium, Latin.
They on the earth
Dominion exercise, and in the air,
Chiefly on man. John Milton, Par. Lost.
He gave us only over beast, fish, fowl,
Dominion absolute; that right we hold
By his donation: but man over man
He made not lord. John Milton.
Blest use of pow’r, O virtuous pride in kings!
And like his bounty, whence dominion springs. Thomas Tickell.
He could not have private dominion over that, which was under the private dominion of another. John Locke.
The donations of bishopricks were a flower of the crown, which the kings of England did ever retain in all their dominions, when the pope’s usurped authority was at the highest. John Davies, on Ireland.
Objects placed foremost ought to be more finished than those cast behind, and to have dominion over things confused and transient. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.
By him were all things created, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions, or principalities or powers. Col. i. 16.
sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy
superior prominence; predominance; ascendency
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
a supposed high order of angels; dominations. See Domination, 3
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
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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The numerical value of dominion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of dominion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of dominion in a Sentence
I'm not a king, I'm the champion; no dominion, just domination.
Better than power over all the earth, better than going to heaven and better than dominion over the worlds is the joy of the man who enters the river of life that leads to Non-Being.
We need to find a way not to have dominion over other people.
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.
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.
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- доминион, суверенна властBulgarian
- valta, herruus, maa-alueFinnish
- វិជិតរាជ្យ, វិជិតរដ្ឋKhmer
- надмоќ, превласт, доминион, кралство, царствоMacedonian
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