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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dominion  \Do*min"ion\,  n.  [LL.  dominio,  equiv.  to  L.  dominium 
  See  {Domain},  {Dungeon}.] 
  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.  pl  A  supposed  high  order  of  angels;  dominations.  See 
  {Domination},  3.  --Milton. 
 
  By  him  were  all  things  created  .  .  .  whether  they  be 
  thrones,  or  dominions,  or  principalities,  or  powers. 
  --Col.  i.  16. 
 
  Syn:  Sovereignty;  control;  rule  authority;  jurisdiction; 
  government;  territory;  district;  region. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dominion 
  n  1:  dominance  or  power  through  legal  authority;  "France  held 
  undisputed  dominion  over  vast  areas  of  Africa";  "the 
  rule  of  Caesar"  [syn:  {rule}] 
  2:  a  territorial  possession  controlled  by  a  ruling  state  [syn: 
  {territory},  {territorial  dominion},  {province},  {mandate}, 
  {colony}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Dominion,  TX  (CDP,  FIPS  20844) 
  Location:  29.65657  N,  98.61622  W 
  Population  (1990):  1196  (509  housing  units) 
  Area:  9.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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