From Late Latin dominicālis (“of or pertaining to Sunday”), from Ecclesiastical Latin dominicus diēs (“day of the Lord”) + -ālis; from Latin dominicus (“of or pertaining to a lord or master”), from dominus (“lord" or "master”) + -icus, from domus (“house”), + -inus.
- Hyphenation: do‧mi‧ni‧cal
dominical (not comparable)
- (rare) Pertaining to the day of the Lord (i.e., Jesus): Sunday.
- Pertaining to the dominical letter, an ancient system for determining Sundays (and especially Easter Sunday) in any given year.
dominical (plural dominicals)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
- Sunday (attributive)