From Late Latin dominicālis (“of or pertaining to Sunday”), from Ecclesiastical Latin diēs Dominicus (“day of the Lord”) + -ālis, from Dominus ("The Lord", as a translation of titles of the God of the Hebrew Tanakh and Greek New Testament) + -icus (forming adjectives).
- Hyphenation: do‧mi‧ni‧cal
dominical (not comparable)
- (rare) Pertaining to the day of the Lord, Sunday.
- (historical) Pertaining to the dominical letter, an ancient system for determining Sundays (particularly 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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dominical in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
- “dominical” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).