1. 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." (Dan. Iv. 34) "To choose between dominion or slavery." (Jowett (Thucyd))
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.
Origin: LL. Dominio, equiv. To L. Dominium. See Domain, Dungeon.
(01 Mar 1998)
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