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Definition of "dominion" []

  • Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty: "The devil . . . has their souls in his possession, and under his dominion” ( Jonathan Edwards). (noun)
  • A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm. (noun)
  • One of the self-governing nations within the British Commonwealth. (noun)
  • Christianity See domination. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dominion" in a sentence
  • "Princes] _shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion_."
  • "So, the term dominion shouldn't be obscure at best to your students."
  • "In terms of taking dominion, we don't - we wouldn't want to - we use the word dominion, but we wouldn't want to say that we have dominion as if we're the owners or we're the rulers of, let's say, the arts and entertainment mountain."