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do·min·ion

 (də-mĭn′yən)
n.
1. Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty: "The devil ... has their souls in his possession, and under his dominion" (Jonathan Edwards).
2. A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
3. often Dominion A self-governing nation under the nominal rule of the British monarch.
4. dominions Christianity See domination.

[Middle English dominioun, from Old French dominion, from Medieval Latin dominiō, dominiōn-, from Latin dominium, property, from dominus, lord; see dem- in Indo-European roots.]

dominion

(dəˈmɪnjən)
n
1. rule; authority
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the land governed by one ruler or government
3. sphere of influence; area of control
4. (Historical Terms) a name formerly applied to self-governing divisions of the British Empire
5. (Placename) theDominion New Zealand
6. (Law) law a less common word for dominium
[C15: from Old French, from Latin dominium ownership, from dominus master]

do•min•ion

(dəˈmɪn yən)

n.
1. the power to govern; sovereign authority.
2. the act or fact of ruling; domination.
3. the territory subject to the control of a single ruler or government.
4. (often cap.) any of the self-governing countries outside the United Kingdom belonging to the Commonwealth of Nations.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin dominiō, s. -iōn-, alter. of Latin dominium rule, ownership]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dominion - dominance or power through legal authoritydominion - dominance or power through legal authority; "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar"
ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, dominance, control - the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"
paramountcy - the state of being paramount; the highest rank or authority
raj - British dominion over India (1757-1947)
sovereignty, reign - royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
suzerainty - the position or authority of a suzerain; "under the suzerainty of..."
2.dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposesdominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
administrative district, administrative division, territorial division - a district defined for administrative purposes
border district, borderland, marchland, march - district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area; "the Welsh marches between England and Wales"
city district - a district of a town or city
congressional district - a territorial division of a state; entitled to elect one member to the United States House of Representatives
development - a district that has been developed to serve some purpose; "such land is practical for small park developments"
enclave - an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it
palatinate - a territory under the jurisdiction of a count palatine
residential area, residential district, community - a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
goldfield - a district where gold is mined
jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
mandate, mandatory - a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves
associated state, protectorate - a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs; protectorates are established by treaty
region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
possession - a territory that is controlled by a ruling state
trust territory, trusteeship - a dependent country; administered by another country under the supervision of the United Nations
British East Africa - the former British territories of eastern Africa, including Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, and Zanzibar
British West Africa - the former British territories of western Africa, including Nigeria, Cameroon, Gambia, Togo, Sierra Leone, and the Gold Coast
3.Dominion - one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth
body politic, country, nation, res publica, commonwealth, state, land - a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"

dominion

noun
1. control, government, power, rule, authority, command, sovereignty, sway, domination, jurisdiction, supremacy, mastery, ascendancy, mana (N.Z.) They believe they have dominion over us.
2. kingdom, territory, province, country, region, empire, patch, turf (U.S. slang), realm, domain The Republic is a dominion of the Brazilian people.

dominion

noun
1. The right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge:
Informal: say-so.
2. The fact of possessing or the legal right to possess something:
3. The act of exercising controlling power or the condition of being so controlled:
Translations
سَيْطَرَه، سُلْطَه
domíniumpřevahavláda
dominionherredømmemagt
domínium
yfirráî
dominija
domīnijavaldīšanavara
domínium

dominion

[dəˈmɪnɪən] N
1. (= control) → dominio m
to hold or have dominion over sbejercer dominio sobre algn
2. (Brit) (Pol) → dominio m

dominion

[dəˈmɪnjən] n
(= control) → domination f
to have dominion over → exercer une domination sur
(area of land under sb's rule)territoire m

dominion

n
no plHerrschaft f (→ over über +acc); to have dominion over somebodyMacht über jdn haben
(= territory)Herrschaftsgebiet nt; overseas dominionsüberseeische Gebiete pl; the Dominion of Canadadas Dominion Kanada

dominion

[dəˈmɪnɪən] n (rule) → dominio, sovranità; (territory) → dominio, possedimenti mpl (Brit) (Pol) → dominion m inv

dominion

(dəˈminjən) noun
1. rule or power. There was no-one left to challenge his dominion.
2. a self-governing country of the British Commonwealth. the Dominion of Canada.
References in classic literature ?
Astor became proprietor of one half of the Indian establishments and goods which the Mackinaw Company had within the territory of the Indian country in the United States, and it was understood that the whole was to be surrendered into his hands at the expiration of five years, on condition that the American Company would not trade within the British dominions.
The day begins to break now; and in truth it might be better for the national glory even that the sun should sometimes set upon the British dominions than that it should ever rise upon so vile a wonder as Tom.
And for the first time in history, those orders pushed armies into sporadic acts of mutiny, which took a lot of witchcraft and many horrible curses to stamp out and give the British dominion over a fiercely independent nation.
In the British Dominion of Terra Nova, Molly and her family collect spirits aboard their airship the Legerdemain.
Citizens of a British dominion, elite Canadian Jews were more active Zionists than their U.
This latter point is incorrect: the 1937 Irish Constitution established a republican government independent of the British Dominion, and the nation officially became the Republic of Ireland in 1949.
As for British and British Dominion papers, Fuller was able to identify the ranks from 66 editorial staffs, 27 were composed of officers, 25 from other ranks and only 14 had both.
In 1859, the British Crown replaced the East India Company, extending British dominion from Bengal in the east to the Indus River in the west.
41) The form of words finally adopted was open to more than one interpretation, and the resolution of the question of interpretation was not made any the easier when the Convention for the Supervision of the International Trade in Arms and Ammunition and in Implements of War (42) was signed by the British delegate 'for the British Empire', but subject to a declaration that his signature did not 'bind India or any British Dominion which is a separate member of the League and does not separately sign or adhere to the Convention'.
11 meeting was to fashion a diplomatic solution that restored the colonies to their rightful place in the British dominion.
Australia subsequently became the only British dominion to establish a flying corps, the Australian Flying Corps (AFC) for service during World War I.
Canada) focuses on the historical experience with international copyright of a less powerful country and former British dominion, to illuminate the roots of today's international copyright system in an imperial copyright system that preceded it.

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