Dominion

Definition of Dominion

Do`min´ion
n.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. ).
2.Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency.
Objects placed foremost ought . . . have dominion over things confused and transient.
- Dryden.
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.
4.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.
- Col. i. 16.

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