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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dominical  \Do*min"ic*al\,  a.  [LL.  dominicalis  for  L.  dominicus 
  belonging  to  a  master  or  lord  (dominica  dies  the  Lord's  day), 
  fr  dominus  master  or  lord:  cf  F.  dominical.  See  {Dame}.] 
  1.  Indicating,  or  pertaining  to  the  Lord's  day  or  Sunday. 
 
  2.  Relating  to  or  given  by  our  Lord;  as  the  dominical  (or 
  Lord's)  prayer.  --Howell. 
 
  Some  words  altered  in  the  dominical  Gospels. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  {Dominical  altar}  (Eccl.),  the  high  altar. 
 
  {Dominical  letter},  the  letter  which  in  almanacs,  denotes 
  Sunday,  or  the  Lord's  day  (dies  Domini).  The  first  seven 
  letters  of  the  alphabet  are  used  for  this  purpose,  the 
  same  letter  standing  for  Sunday  during  a  whole  year 
  (except  in  leap  year,  when  the  letter  is  changed  at  the 
  end  of  February).  After  twenty-eight  years  the  same 
  letters  return  in  the  same  order  The  dominical  letters  go 
  backwards  one  day  every  common  year,  and  two  every  leap 
  year;  e.  g.,  if  the  dominical  letter  of  a  common  year  be 
  G,  F  will  be  the  dominical  letter  for  the  next  year. 
  Called  also  {Sunday  letter}.  Cf  {Solar  cycle},  under 
  {Cycle},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dominical  \Do*min"ic*al\,  n. 
  The  Lord's  day  or  Sunday;  also  the  Lord's  prayer.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dominical 
  adj  1:  or  or  relating  to  or  coming  from  Jesus  Christ 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  Sunday  as  the  Lord's  Day 




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