do·​min·​i·​cal də-ˈmi-ni-kəl How to pronounce dominical (audio)
: of or relating to Jesus Christ as Lord
: of or relating to the Lord's day

Examples of dominical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So goes one of Flannery O’Connor’s most enduring quotes, a salty twist on a dominical passage from the Book of John. Sarah Edwards, The New Yorker, 9 Mar. 2017

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Word History


Middle English, from Late Latin dominicalis, from dominicus (dies) the Lord's day, from Latin dominicus of a lord, from dominus lord, master

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dominical was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Dominical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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