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dominie

[ dom-uh-nee, doh-muh- ]
/ ˈdɒm ə ni, ˈdoʊ mə- /
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noun

Chiefly Scot. a schoolmaster.
a pastor in the Dutch Reformed Church.
Chiefly Hudson Valley. a pastor or minister.

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Origin of dominie

First recorded in 1605–15; variant of domine
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British Dictionary definitions for dominie

dominie
/ (ˈdɒmɪnɪ) /

noun

a Scot word for schoolmaster
a minister or clergyman: also used as a term of address

Word Origin for dominie

C17: from Latin dominē, vocative case of dominus lord
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