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domination

[dom-uh-ney-shuh n] /ˌdɒm əˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of dominating.
2.
rule or sway; control, often arbitrary.
3.
dominations, Theology. one of the nine orders of celestial attendants of God.
Compare angel (def 1).
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin dominātiōn- (stem of dominātiō), equivalent to domināt(us) (see dominate) + -iōn- -ion; replacing Middle English dominacioun < Anglo-French
Related forms
nondomination, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dominations

dominations

/ˌdɒmɪˈneɪʃənz/
plural noun
1.
(sometimes capital) the fourth order of medieval angelology Also called dominions

domination

/ˌdɒmɪˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of dominating or state of being dominated
2.
authority; rule; control
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Word Origin and History for dominations

domination

n.

late 14c., "rule, control," from Old French dominacion (12c.) "domination, rule, power," from Latin dominationem (nominative dominatio), noun of action from past participle stem of dominari "to rule, have dominion over," from dominus "lord, master," literally "master of the house," from domus "home" (see domestic) + -nus, suffix denoting ownership or relation. Sexual sense by 1961.

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