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Definition of Dominion


  1. Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy.
  2. Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency.
  3. That which is governed; territory over which authority is exercised; the tract, district, or county, considered as subject; as, the dominions of a king. Also used figuratively; as, the dominion of the passions.
  4. A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See Domination, 3.

Dominion Quotations

Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
Guru Nanak

I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion.
Alexander the Great

Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
Pope John Paul II

I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
Alexander the Great

In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.
John Henry Newman
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Dominion Translations

dominion in Dutch is dominion
dominion in French is domination
dominion in German is Herrschaft, Oberherrschaft
dominion in Italian is egemonia
dominion in Latin is principatus