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Topic: OFFICIALS

Language: Old English
Origin:

-dom

suffix
     
-dom
1 [in uncountable nouns] the state of being something:
freedom
boredom
2 [in countable nouns]
a) an area ruled in a particular way:
a kingdom
b) PGO a particular rank:
a dukedom
officialdom
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