do·​min·​i·​cal | \ də-ˈmi-ni-kəl How to pronounce dominical (audio) \

Definition of dominical

1 : of or relating to Jesus Christ as Lord
2 : 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, "Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s Sweetly Southern-Gothic Family Album," 9 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of dominical

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dominical

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

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“Dominical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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