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dominion

noun do·min·ion \də-ˈmi-nyən\

: the power to rule : control of a country, region, etc.

: the land that a ruler or government controls

Dominion : a country that was part of the British Empire but had its own government

Full Definition of DOMINION

1
:  domain
2
:  supreme authority :  sovereignty
3
plural :  an order of angels — see celestial hierarchy
4
often capitalized :  a self-governing nation of the Commonwealth of Nations other than the United Kingdom that acknowledges the British monarch as chief of state
5
:  absolute ownership

Examples of DOMINION

  1. The U.S. has dominion over the island.
  2. The countries fought for dominion of the territory.
  3. the dominions of the empire

Origin of DOMINION

Middle English dominioun, from Middle French dominion, modification of Latin dominium, from dominus
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with DOMINION

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