domination

[ dom-uh-ney-shuh n ]
/ ˌdɒm əˈneɪ ʃən /

noun

an act or instance of dominating.
rule or sway; control, often arbitrary.
dominations, Theology. one of the nine orders of celestial attendants of God.Compare angel(def 1).

Nearby words

  1. dominant trait,
  2. dominant wavelength,
  3. dominantly,
  4. dominate,
  5. dominating,
  6. dominations,
  7. dominative,
  8. dominatrix,
  9. domine,
  10. domine, dirige nos

Origin of domination

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin dominātiōn- (stem of dominātiō), equivalent to domināt(us) (see dominate) + -iōn- -ion; replacing Middle English dominacioun < Anglo-French

Related formsnon·dom·i·na·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for domination

domination

/ (ˌdɒmɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

the act of dominating or state of being dominated
authority; rule; control
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Word Origin and History for domination

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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