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dominium

[duh-min-ee-uh m] /dəˈmɪn i əm/
noun, Law.
1.
complete power to use, to enjoy, and to dispose of property at will.
Origin of dominium
1815-1825
1815-25; < Latin, equivalent to domin(us) lord, master + -ium -ium
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  • It implies just that dismemberment of the dominium which is one of feudalisms main characteristics.

    Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
  • But it cannot become ours by legal right or pass into our dominium without our consent.

    The Grey Friars in Oxford Andrew G. Little
  • It was not till after the time of Cicero that the general name of dominium was given to all proprietorship.

  • The theory of "dominium," adopted and popularised by Wyclif, is an entirely feudal one.

  • One dominium rises above another dominium, one seisin over another seisin.

    Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
  • All which is summed up by Wyclif in his proposition: any "dominium" has grace for its foundation.

  • The right of property, provided it can have a cause, can have but one—dominium non potest nisi ex una causa contingere.

    What is Property? P. J. Proudhon
  • The delicate shade of difference that Bracton would see between dominicum and dominium is not as yet marked.

    Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
  • Non est ergo necessarium dicere quod legatum semper transit in dominium legatarii.

    The Grey Friars in Oxford Andrew G. Little
  • Ownership is dominium; but governmental power, jurisdictional power, these also are dominium.

    Domesday Book and Beyond Frederic William Maitland
British Dictionary definitions for dominium

dominium

/dəˈmɪnɪəm/
noun
1.
(property law) the ownership or right to possession of property, esp realty
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: property, ownership; see dominion
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