Definition for DO-MIN'ION

DO-MIN'ION, n. [L. dominium. See Dominant.]

  1. Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling. The dominion of the Most High is an everlasting dominion. – Dan. iv.
  2. Power to direct, control, use and dispose of at pleasure; right of possession and use without being accountable; as, the private dominion of individuals. – Locke.
  3. Territory under a government; region; country; district governed, or within the limits of the authority of a prince or state; as, the British dominions.
  4. Government; right of governing. Jamaica is under the dominion of Great Britain.
  5. Predominance; ascendant. – Dryden.
  6. An order of angels. Whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers. – Col. i.
  7. Persons governed. Judah was his sanctuary; Israel his dominion. – Ps. cxiv.

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