dominium

noun

do·​min·​i·​um
dəˈminēəm
plural -s
1
Roman law : absolute ownership of corporeal property by a person subject only to the power of the state and including the right to use and enjoy, the right to take profit therefrom, and the right of disposal
2
[Medieval Latin, from Latin] in medieval Europe & England
a
: any of various property rights
especially : ownership
b
: political power (as through lordship, sovereignty, suzerainty)

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“Dominium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dominium. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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