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Definitions of domain

  1. territory over which rule or control is exercised; " his domain extended into Europe"; " he made it the law of the land"
  2. 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"
  3. people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; " the Western world"
  4. Dominion; rule.
  5. Dominion; empire; authority.
  6. The territory over which dominion or authority is exerted; the possessions of a sovereign or commonwealth, or the like. Also used figuratively.
  7. Landed property; estate; especially, the land about the mansion house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy; demesne.
  8. Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one has in his own right; absolute proprietorship; paramount or sovereign ownership.
  9. Lordship; empire; landed property; range; scope.
  10. What one is master of or has dominion over: an estate: territory. RIGHT OF EMINENT DOMAIN the superiority or dominion of the sovereign power over all the property within the state, by which it is entitled to appropriate, by constitutional agency, any part necessary to the public good, compensation being given for what is taken.
  11. Territory; estate.
  12. A territory; province; estate.
  13. A department, as of knowledge; range.
  14. Territory under the government or dominion of a sovereign; landed estate; the land about the mansion- house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy; demain or demesne.
  15. Possession; estate; empire; dominion; the parks, & c., lying around the house of a lord, in which sense we also use demain and demesne.
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Usage examples for domain

  1. This, of course, is a mere question of manufacture, apart from the domain of art. – Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
  2. The land around this highly cultivated domain is very fertile, and the air exhilarating; and at present it is letting at the rate of 10 pounds per feddan, which represents the Egyptian acre, something larger than our own. – The Khedive's Country by George Manville Fenn
  3. Rainey escaped, a trifle embarrassed, and passed through the alley that went by the cook's domain into the main cabin. – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn
  4. Within the grounds, the only part of the domain which is free to the public, are the ruins of the famous citadel which was bought by St. Louis, in 1226, from the Comte Thibaut. – Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country by Francis Miltoun
  5. At his side men saw fair Brunhild stand, wearing the crown in the king's domain. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  6. It marked the beginning of the domain of El- Largani. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  7. The parents even go so far as to trench upon the schoolmaster's domain, reserving to themselves the right of deliberately breaking the school rules, whenever it is convenient to them to do so. – Town Life in Australia 1883 by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  8. Hardly was the chapel service over when Carrie and Grace appeared at the door of the principal's domain, and the flaxen- haired girl began hesitatingly, " Miss Pomeroy, do you let girls stay here at school during the holidays if they can go somewhere else just as well as not?" – Tabitha at Ivy Hall by Ruth Alberta Brown
  9. Aren't we taking a long excursion into the domain of the future and into the domain of speculation? – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  10. The great object of the company was always to keep out the pioneers of settlement, and give no information of the value of the land and resources of their vast domain. – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  11. Its domain extended over a great part of the surrounding country and through the mountain- valleys of Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  12. Unfortunately, as I believe, it has extended into the domain of legislation. – The Theory of Social Revolutions by Brooks Adams
  13. This would prevent any one system from trespassing upon the domain or territory of another, and permit each and all to move freely among themselves and change places without danger of trespass or collision. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder
  14. Such was the domain which France conquered for Civilization. – The French in the Heart of America by John Finley
  15. One bright spring morning in the very olden time, says the tradition, a Lord of this domain left his castle. – Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches by Henri de Crignelle
  16. Only when the conversation turned upon art, especially in the domain of music, the old harsh strength of our strange friend flashed out like fire beneath ashes. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  17. The command of his father was peremptory, that no member of his family, under any circumstances, or for any consideration, should set his foot on that domain. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
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