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 domain, demain, demesne.

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.
    • 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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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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