• WordNet 3.6
    • n Dominion one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth
    • n dominion a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
    • n dominion dominance or power through legal authority "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa","the rule of Caesar"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Christian theology there are nine choirs of angels. From highest to lowest, they are: seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, and angels.
    • Dominion A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See Domination, 3. "By him were all things created . . . whether they be thrones, or dominions , or principalities, or powers."
    • Dominion Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy. "I praised and honored him that liveth forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion .""To choose between dominion or slavery."
    • Dominion Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency. "Objects placed foremost ought . . . have dominion over things confused and transient."
    • Dominion 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dominion Lordship; sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; empire: as, a territory under the dominion of a foreign power.
    • n dominion The right of uncontrolled possession, use, and disposal; power of control.
    • n dominion A territory and people subject to a specific government or control; a domain: as, the dominions of Prussia.
    • n dominion plural Same as dominations. See domination, 3.
    • n dominion Synonyms Sovereignty, sway, control, rule, mastery, ascendancy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dominion do-min′yun lordship: highest power and authority: control: the country or persons governed, esp. the Dominion of Canada:
    • n Dominion do-min′yun (pl., B.) a class of angelic spirits (Col. i. 16)
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  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.”
  • Dylan Thomas
    Dylan Thomas
    “Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name.”
  • Sir Isaac Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton
    “This most beautiful system [The Universe] could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.”
  • Dylan Thomas
    Dylan Thomas
    “Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “The great must submit to the dominion of prudence and of virtue, or none will long submit to the dominion of the great.”
  • Helen Keller
    “God himself is not secure, having given man dominion over his work.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. dominio, equiv. to L. dominium,. See Domain Dungeon


In literature:

Few cities within the limits of the Russian dominions possess greater historic interest than Revel.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
Other tribes, who lived on the borders of his dominions, sent in to propose treaties of alliance.
"Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series" by Jacob Abbott
Nothing less than the ruin of the old families of this Dominion, sir.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
His downfall re-established through Europe the dominion of intolerance.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
They had by this time penetrated into those places which were under the dominion of the rebel Moors.
"Gomez Arias" by Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío
"The Fathers of Confederation" by A. H. U. Colquhoun
The "movie" show is the great industry of amusement all over the Dominion.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
Frederick retained possession of the whole of his dominions.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
Monck, Lord, and the first Dominion Cabinet, 76-7; and the first Dominion Day honours, 77-8.
"The Day of Sir John Macdonald" by Joseph Pope
As in the fundamental passage, so here also, the sceptre, the symbol of dominion, stands for dominion itself.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg

In poetry:

A dominion...
going to peace talks
with no honor
no shoe.
"I Am With Terrorism" by Nizar Qabbani
"Release these maidens, sir,
Whom you dominion o'er -
Particularly her
Upon the second floor.
"The Troubadour" by William Schwenck Gilbert
For He shall have dominion
O'er river, sea, and shore,
Far as the eagle's pinion,
Or dove's light wing can soar.
"Hail to the Lord's Anointed" by James Montgomery
The lady, she interpreter
For looks or language wanted none,
If yet dominion stayed with her—­
So lightly won;
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
The wastes of the world were all our own;
A proud, imperial lot!
Man had not then dominion given,
Or else we knew it not.
"The Fossil Elephant" by Mary Botham Howitt
Eye of darkness, dim dominioned,
Stay, enchant me with thy might,
Earnest, gentle, dreamy-pinioned,
Sweet, unfathomable night.
"Prayers" by Nikolaus Lenau

In news:

Cleveland State uses 15-1 second-half run to overcome deficit, beat Old Dominion 67-55.
Energy provider Dominion is renewing its sponsorship of annual sports and music festival in Richmond.
The company has renewed a three-year commitment to continue its title sponsorship of Dominion Riverrock.
Vanessa Coleman under ' dominion ' of boyfriend when young couple killed.
Heinicke's name is hard to miss on Old Dominion 's all-time passing list.
The sophomore sits in Old Dominion 's top four spots for most total offense yards gained in a game and has broken or tied the Monarchs' record for most touchdown passes in a game five times.
Old Dominion coach Bobby Wilder gets fired up in the fourth quarter as the Monarchs rally against New Hampshire Saturday in Norfolk.
Saturday events at Dominion Riverrock, May 19, 2012.
Michael Hale III scored 29 points and Kannon Burrage added 20 to lead Texas San Antonio to a 79-70 victory against Old Dominion on Sunday.
BC-BKC--Texas-San Antonio-Old Dominion Long Box, BKC.
BC-BKC--Texas-San Antonio-Old Dominion Long Box.
Old Dominion 's superb quarterback, Taylor Heinicke, is described many ways for his many attributes.
BC-FBC--William & Mary-Old Dominion Stats, FBC.
BC-FBC--William & Mary-Old Dominion Stats.

In science:

The Old Dominion University (ODU) Digital Library Group and the University of Southampton have been engaged in research focused on various OAI-PMH services.
A Scalable Architecture for Harvest-Based Digital Libraries - The ODU/Southampton Experiments
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Ondˇrejov Observatory, and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) for their support in obtaining these observations.
Stellar Wind Variations During the X-ray High and Low States of Cygnus X-1
Fragile dominion: complexity and the commons.
Plasticity facilitates sustainable growth in the commons
Isbell has introduced the concept of dominion to study epimorphisms in categories of algebras (in the sense of Universal Algebra).
Dominions in varieties generated by simple groups
Proof: Again, all dominions are being considered inside of Var(An ) .
Dominions in varieties generated by simple groups