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 (dŏm′ə-nē′, dō′mə-)
n. Scots
1. A cleric.
2. A schoolmaster.

[Obsolete domine, clergyman, from Latin, vocative of dominus, lord; see dem- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Education) a Scot word for schoolmaster
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a minister or clergyman: also used as a term of address
[C17: from Latin dominē, vocative case of dominus lord]
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(ˈdɒm ə ni, ˈdoʊ mə-)

1. Scot. a schoolmaster.
2. Archaic. a pastor or minister.
[1605–15; < Latin dominus master, lord]
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Noun1.dominie - a clergymandominie - a clergyman; especially a settled minister or parson
clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend - a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
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References in classic literature ?
Your father, too, was a man of learning as befitted his position; no man more plausibly conducted school; nor had he the manner or the speech of a common dominie; but (as ye will yourself remember) I took aye a pleasure to have him to the manse to meet the gentry; and those of my own house, Campbell of Kilrennet, Campbell of Dunswire, Campbell of Minch, and others, all well-kenned gentlemen, had pleasure in his society.
He gave me the letter, which was addressed in these words: "To the hands of Ebenezer Balfour, Esquire, of Shaws, in his house of Shaws, these will be delivered by my son, David Balfour." My heart was beating hard at this great prospect now suddenly opening before a lad of seventeen years of age, the son of a poor country dominie in the Forest of Ettrick.
"Of these four things, the first is your legal due: the little pickle money for your father's books and plenishing, which I have bought (as I have explained from the first) in the design of re-selling at a profit to the incoming dominie. The other three are gifties that Mrs.
The master's wife would go on a visit to the country in a few days, and there would be nothing to interfere with the plan; the master always pre- pared himself for great occasions by getting pretty well fuddled, and the sign-painter's boy said that when the dominie had reached the proper condition on Examina- tion Evening he would "manage the thing" while he napped in his chair; then he would have him awakened at the right time and hurried away to school.
For it was to his own room that Alexander had been promoted; there was the old paper with the device of flowers, in which a cunning fancy might yet detect the face of Skinny Jim, of the Academy, John's former dominie; there was the old chest of drawers; there were the chairs - one, two, three - three as before.
Three neighbours surrounded her when the dominie administered the Extreme Unction.
This fact restored his equnimity; but he did n't crow over her, far from it; for he helped her with a paternal patience that made her eyes twinkle with suppressed fun, as he soberly explained and illustrated, unconsciously imitating Dominie Deane, till Polly found it difficult to keep from laughing in his face.
"Oh, what a pity we haven't got Dominie Sampson!" said Maggie, who couldn't help mingling some gayety with their sadness.
There are two family oracles, one or other of which Dutch housewives consult in all cases of great doubt and perplexity,--the dominie and the doctor.
Rhiannon Reynolds has the threetonne piece of 1960s Dominie 125 Hawker aircraft decorating her decking area in Brahms Avenue, thanks to her aviation enthusiast fiancee Dean Smith.
Rhiannon Reynolds now has a three-tonne cockpit from a 1960s Dominie 125 Hawker aircraft decorating her decking area, and it is all thanks to her aviation enthusiast fiance Dean Smith.
The nomination was put forward by Mr Smith-Scott's daughter, Dominie, who saw the whole incident.