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realmmore about realm


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Realm  \Realm\,  n.  [OE.  realme,  ream,  reaume,  OF  reialme 
  roialme  F.  royaume  fr  (assumed)  LL  regalimen  from  L. 
  regalis  royal.  See  {Regal}.] 
  1.  A  royal  jurisdiction  or  domain;  a  region  which  is  under 
  the  dominion  of  a  king;  a  kingdom. 
  The  absolute  master  of  realms  on  which  the  sun 
  perpetually  alone.  --Motley. 
  2.  Hence  in  general,  province;  region;  country;  domain; 
  department;  division;  as  the  realm  of  fancy. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  domain  in  which  something  is  dominant;  "the  untroubled 
  kingdom  of  reason";  "a  land  of  make-believe";  "the  rise 
  of  the  realm  of  cotton  in  the  south"  [syn:  {kingdom},  {land}] 
  2:  the  domain  ruled  by  a  king  or  queen  [syn:  {kingdom}] 
  3:  a  knowledge  domain  that  you  are  interested  in  or  are 
  communicating  about  "it  was  a  limited  domain  of 
  discourse";  "here  we  enter  the  region  of  opinion";  "the 
  realm  of  the  occult"  [syn:  {domain},  {region}] 

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