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dominical

[duh-min-i-kuh l]
adjective
  1. of or relating to Jesus Christ as Lord.
  2. of or relating to the Lord's Day, or Sunday.
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Origin of dominical

1530–40; < Late Latin dominicālis, equivalent to Latin dominic(us) of a lord or the Lord (dominus lord, Lord + -icus -ic) + -ālis -al1
Related formsun·do·min·i·cal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for dominical

Historical Examples of dominical

  • The stream has its dominical repose; not a barge up stream, downstream.

    The Book of Masks

    Remy de Gourmont

  • This, as has already been explained, is the dominical or solar cycle.

    Our Calendar

    George Nichols Packer

  • The letter that represents Sunday is called the dominical or Sunday letter.

    Our Calendar

    George Nichols Packer

  • In answer to the question, “Why two dominical letters for leap-year?”

    Our Calendar

    George Nichols Packer

  • For example, required the dominical letter of the year 1839?


British Dictionary definitions for dominical

dominical

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or emanating from Jesus Christ as Lord
  2. of or relating to Sunday as the Lord's Day
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Word Origin for dominical

C15: from Late Latin dominicālis, from Latin dominus lord
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