dominion

See also: Dominion

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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 demain, demesne, domain, dominium.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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 964384981, 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.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      '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, John Dryden (translator), Observations on the Art of Painting by Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy
      Objects placed foremost ought [] have dominion over things which are confus'd 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 virtues and below thrones.
    Synonym: domination

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

dominion

  1. Genitive singular form of dominio.

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dominion m (plural dominions)

  1. dominion

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English dominion, from Latin dominium

NounEdit

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

  1. a dominion

Usage notesEdit

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

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English dominion, from Latin dominium

NounEdit

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

  1. a dominion

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French dominion

NounEdit

dominion n (plural dominioane)

  1. dominion

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