-dom
noun suffix Etymology: Middle English, from Old English -dōm; akin to Old High German -tuom -dom, Old English dōm judgment — more at doom 1. a. dignity ; office <
dukedom
>
b. realm ; jurisdiction <
kingdom
>
2. state or fact of being <
freedom
>
3. those having a (specified) office, occupation, interest, or character <
officialdom
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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