dominion

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English dominion, from Middle French dominion, from Latin dominium (lordship, right of ownership), from dominus (lord), from domus (house). See demain, demesne, domain, dominium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dəˈmɪnjən/, /doʊˈmɪnjən/
  • (file)
  • 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.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], →OCLC, Daniel 4:34, column 1:
      And at the end of the dayes, I Nebuchad-nezzar lift vp mine eyes vnto heauen, and mine vnderſtanding returned vnto me, and I bleſſed the moſt high, and I praiſed, and honoured him that liueth for euer, whoſe dominion is an euerlaſting dominion, and his kingdome is from generation to generation.
    • 1881, Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides Translated into English:
      To choose between dominion or slavery.
    • 1886 October – 1887 January, H[enry] Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure, London: Longmans, Green, and Co., published 1887, →OCLC:
      'Behold! once more I kiss thee, and by that kiss I give to thee dominion over sea and earth, over the peasant in his hovel, over the monarch in his palace halls, and cities crowned with towers, and those who breathe therein.'
  2. predominance; ascendancy
    • 1695, C[harles] A[lphonse] du Fresnoy, translated by John Dryden, De Arte Graphica. The Art of Painting, [], London: [] J[ohn] Heptinstall for W. Rogers, [], →OCLC:
      Objects placed foremost ought [] have dominion over things which are confus'd and transient.
  3. (sometimes figurative) A kingdom, nation, or other sphere of influence; governed territory.
    the dominions of a king  the dominion of the passions
  4. (taxonomy) kingdom
  5. (Christianity) An order of angel in Christian angelology, ranked above virtues and below thrones.
    Synonym: domination

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  • Norwegian Bokmål: dominion
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: dominion

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

dominion

  1. genitive singular of dominio

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dominium, with the ending reinterpreted as French -on.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dominion m (plural dominions)

  1. dominion

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

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:
Wikipedia nn

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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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French dominion.

Noun[edit]

dominion n (plural dominioane)

  1. dominion

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