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dominion

noun
     
Related topics: Government, History
do‧min‧ion
1 [uncountable] literaryPG the power or right to rule people or control something
have/hold dominion over somebody/something
The King held dominion over a vast area.
2 [countable] formal the land owned or controlled by one person or a government:
the king's dominions
3 also Dominion [countable] old-fashionedPGSH a country belonging to the British empire or commonwealth [↪ colony, protectorate]:
opinion at home and in the dominions

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