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Dom

Definition of Dom

  1. 1 \ˈdäm\ —used as a title for some monks and canons regular

  2. 2 \ˈdōⁿ\ —used as a title prefixed to the Christian name of a Portuguese or Brazilian man of rank



Origin of dom

Latin dominus master


First Known Use: 1716


dom

abbreviation

Definition of dom

  1. 1 domestic

  2. 2 dominant

  3. 3 dominion




-dom

noun suffix

Simple Definition of -dom

  • : the state of being (something)

  • : the rank of

  • : the area ruled by

Full Definition of -dom

  1. 1 a :  dignity :  office <dukedom> b :  realm :  jurisdiction <kingdom>

  2. 2 :  state or fact of being <freedom>

  3. 3 :  those having a (specified) office, occupation, interest, or character <officialdom>

Origin of -dom

Middle English, from Old English -dōm; akin to Old High German -tuom -dom, Old English dōm judgment — more at doom


-DOM Defined for Kids

-dom

noun suffix \dəm\

Definition of -dom

  1. 1 :  the area ruled by <kingdom>

  2. 2 :  state or fact of being <freedom>

  3. 3 :  the group having a certain office, occupation, interest, or character




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