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Dominion meaning

dominion - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. one of the self- governing nations in the British Commonwealth
  2. 2. Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy.
  3. 3. Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency.
  4. 4. That which is governed; territory over which authority is exercised; the tract, district, or county, considered as subject; as, the dominions of a king. Also used figuratively; as, the dominion of the passions.
  5. 5. A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See Domination, 3.
  6. 6. Lordship; sovereignty; the country governed; region.

dominion - examples of usage

  1. The things that she had been hearing and reading since her childhood, the thoughts of the people among whom she had grown up, the feeling of loyalty to her own kind, all these had fought in her against the dominion of the Catholic Church which challenged them all. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. And this subjection of man to the tyranny of things, when he ought to exercise a strong dominion over them, is the universal mark of vice. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. What the mind knows and fears has too much dominion afterward. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
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