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-dom

1.
a suffix forming nouns which refer to domain (kingdom), collection of persons (officialdom), rank or station (earldom), or general condition (freedom).
Origin
Middle English; Old English -dōm; cognate with Old Norse -dōmr, German -tum; see doom
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British Dictionary definitions for -dom

-dom

suffix
1.
state or condition: freedom, martyrdom
2.
rank or office: earldom
3.
domain: kingdom, Christendom
4.
a collection of persons: officialdom
Word Origin
Old English -dōm
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Word Origin and History for -dom

abstract suffix of state, from Old English dom "statute, judgment" (see doom (n.)). Already active as a suffix in Old English (e.g. freodom, wisdom); from stem *do- "do" + *-moz abstract suffix. Cf. cognate German -tum, Old High German tuom.

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Slang definitions & phrases for -dom

-dom

suffix

used to form nouns The range, establishment, scope, or realm of what is indicated: fandom/ moviedom/ klutzdom


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