Dominion Do*min"ion, n. [LL. dominio, equiv. to L. dominium. See {Domain}, {Dungeon}.] 1. Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy. [1913 Webster]

I praised and honored him that liveth forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion. --Dan. iv. 34. [1913 Webster]

To choose between dominion or slavery. --Jowett (Thucyd. ). [1913 Webster]

2. Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency. [1913 Webster]

Objects placed foremost ought . . . have dominion over things confused and transient. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is governed; territory over which authority is exercised; the tract, district, or county, considered as subject; as, the dominions of a king. Also used figuratively; as, the dominion of the passions. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See {Domination}, 3. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

By him were all things created . . . whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers. --Col. i. 16.

Syn: Sovereignty; control; rule; authority; jurisdiction; government; territory; district; region. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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