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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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dominiondo‧min‧ion /dəˈmɪnjən/ noun  1 [uncountable] literaryPG the power or right to rule people or control somethinghave/hold dominion over somebody/something The King held dominion over a vast area.2 [countable] formalAREA the land owned or controlled by one person or a government the king’s dominions3 (also Dominion) [countable] old-fashionedPGSH a country belonging to the British empire or commonwealthcolony, protectorate opinion at home and in the dominions
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dominionCanada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain in 1867.Man has dominion over the natural world.Man has been created to have dominion in this world.But the Great Soul... continues his dominion even when he is physically no longer present...I enjoy reading, traveling, dominion theology, political discussions.have/hold dominion over somebody/somethingWe were not put on earth to have dominion over the birds of the air and the beasts of the field.the dominionsOn the first occasion he gave the King the result of the consultations with the Cabinet and the Dominions.No, there had always been routes through from Earth into the Dominions, other than that at the Retreat.As a consequence, whatever the result the Dominions would be disappointed and disgruntled.Yet this was the last thing the Dominions would contemplate.
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