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[duh-min-ee-uh m]
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noun Law.
  1. complete power to use, to enjoy, and to dispose of property at will.

Origin of dominium

1815–25; < Latin, equivalent to domin(us) lord, master + -ium -ium
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Historical Examples

  • But it cannot become ours by legal right or pass into our dominium without our consent.

    The Grey Friars in Oxford

    Andrew G. Little

  • Non est ergo necessarium dicere quod legatum semper transit in dominium legatarii.

  • 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.

  • All which is summed up by Wyclif in his proposition: any "dominium" has grace for its foundation.

British Dictionary definitions for dominium


rarely dominion

  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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