dominion

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From 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, demain, demesne.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dəˈmɪnjən/, /doʊˈmɪnjən/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪnjən
  • Hyphenation: do‧min‧ion

Noun[edit]

dominion (countable and uncountable, plural dominions)

  1. Power or the use of power; sovereignty over something; stewardship, supremacy.
    • Bible, Daniel iv. 34
      I praised and honoured him that liveth forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion.
    • (Can we date this quote by Jowett and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      To choose between dominion or slavery.
  2. predominance; ascendancy
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Objects placed foremost ought [] have dominion over things confused and transient.
  3. (sometimes figuratively) A kingdom, nation, or other sphere of influence; governed territory.
    the dominions of a king  the dominion of the passions
  4. (biblical tradition) An order of angel in Christian angelology, ranked above angels and below thrones.
    • Bible, Colossians 1:16
      By him were all things created [] whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

dominion

  1. Genitive singular form of dominio.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dominion m (plural dominions)

  1. dominion

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From English dominion, from Latin dominium

Noun[edit]

dominion m (definite singular dominionen, indefinite plural dominioner or dominions, definite plural dominionene)

  1. a dominion

Usage notes[edit]

The use of dominions as indefinite plural may be from Danish via Riksmål.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From English dominion, from Latin dominium

Noun[edit]

dominion m (definite singular dominionen, indefinite plural dominionar, definite plural dominionane)

  1. a dominion

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