dominion

[d_ə_m_ˈɪ_n_iə_n], [dəmˈɪni͡ən], [dəmˈɪni‍ən]

Antonyms for dominion:

impotence, revolution, powerlessness, helplessness, insubordination, mutiny, weakness, sedition, riot, impotency, disintegration, insurrection, revolt, rebellion, lawlessness, anarchy, tumult.


Definitions of dominion:

  1.   one of the self- governing nations in the British Commonwealth – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2.   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. – Newage Dictionary DB
  3.   Supreme authority or control; sovereignty; rule; a territory or country subject to the control of one government. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Supreme power or authority; the power of controlling; territory under the authority of a prince or state; government; ascendant; an order of angels; persons governed. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5.   Lordship: highest power and authority: control: the country or persons governed:- pl. ( B.) angelic and powerful spirits. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6.   Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency. – Newage Dictionary DB
  7.   dominance or power through legal authority; " France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; " the rule of Caesar" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8.   a region marked off for administrative or other purposes – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9.   A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See Domination, 3. – Newage Dictionary DB
  10.   Sovereign authority; rule; sway. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11.   Supreme power or authority; territory or district governed by a prince; rule; control. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12.   Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy. – Newage Dictionary DB
  13.   Lordship; sovereignty; the country governed; region. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14.   a territorial possession controlled by a ruling state – Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15.   A realm. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Quotes for dominion:

  1. Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion – Joseph Addison
  2. Your real self- the "I am I"- is master of this land, the ruler of this empire. You rightfully have power and dominion over it, all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm. – Robert Collier
  3. However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power. – Kate Millett
  4. Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God. – Guru Nanak
  5. In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing. – John Henry Newman
  6. What the ten commandments set forth is a strategy. This strategy is a strategy for dominion – Gary North
  7. Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery. – Pope John Paul II
  8. A God without dominion providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature. – Alexander Pope
  9. It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society. – Murray Rothbard
  10. In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  11. To -day it appears as though it may well be altogether abolished in the future as it has to some extent been mitigated in the past by the unceasing, and as it now appears, unlimited ascent of man to knowledge, and through knowledge to physical power and dominion over Nature. – Frederick Soddy
  12. Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever. – William Styron
  13. You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself. – Leonardo da Vinci
  14. Well, first of all the Dominion Bureau of Statistics made a survey in the spring of 1970, which showed that on balance the difference in the cost of living between Canadian cities and American cities was 5% to the advantage, of course, to the Canadian cities. – Leonard Woodcock

Usage examples for dominion:

  1. In 1862 a chief called Mzila became their king, and established his dominion over all the tribes that dwell on the eastern slope of the Quathlamba Mountains, between the Limpopo and the Zambesi. ” – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  2. “ A few days later his dominion was again on the point of being extinguished. ” – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  3. Home, realm of woman, pleasant shelter of her youth, gentle dominion granted to her life, I can say that thou hast yielded me some of the purest and deepest joys. ” – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  4. It is an even wager that if you ask the average well- informed business man in Canada how many miles of railways the Dominion has, he will answer on the dot " almost thirty thousand." ” – The Canadian Commonwealth by Agnes C. Laut
  5. In the fourteenth century, a new and a vital question arose: Will the French dominion preserve its nationality? ” – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  6. And this subjection of man to the tyranny of things, when he ought to exercise a strong dominion over them, is the universal mark of vice. ” – Practical Ethics by William DeWitt Hyde
  7. We were four hundred miles north of the fertile prairies of the great western part of the Dominion of Canada, where perhaps a hundred millions of people will yet find happy times. ” – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  8. When Mexico came from under the Dominion of Spain, she wanted to be free from slavery and objected to Texas bringing slaves into Mexican Territory and selling them. ” – Colorado--The Bright Romance of American History by F. C. Grable
  9. Then had come a startling change, and he had discovered in the Dominion that he must lead a life of Spartan self- denial. ” – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  10. Slowly the rested nerves asserted dominion over the boy, but he did not move. ” – A Son of the Hills by Harriet T. Comstock
  11. The dark creature claimed her, she declared herself helpless to escape from that dominion into normal life, and yet It never had spoken to her? ” – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  12. The white face flushed indignant dominion – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  13. If they are unwilling to consider us as such, let them subject us to their dominion if they can. ” – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  14. It is exchanged for those indefinite noises of the night which, to timid souls, seem to share the dominion of terror with its stillness. ” – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  15. And in truth they war more for women than either for gold or dominion – The Discovery of Guiana by Sir Walter Raleigh
  16. And with respect to the superiority or dominion of the man over the woman, it is merely in the natural course of events; it is the effect of strength of body, and even of strength of mind. ” – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  17. She lived in the fashionable new Dominion Hotel, where the ball would take place. ” – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  18. He has dominion from sea to sea; they that dwell in the wilderness bow before Him; all kings worship Him; all nations serve Him. ” – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  19. The refusal of the King to grant the priests any wider dominion over us is merely an act of policy inspired by terror. ” – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  20. Direct relations between the individual Provinces of the Federation and the Mother Country practically ceased, and were replaced by a Federal relation with the Dominion – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers

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