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Definitions of domination

  1. The act of dominating; exercise of power in ruling; dominion; supremacy; authority; often, arbitrary or insolent sway. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A ruling party; a party in power. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The act of controlling; absolute authority; power. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Government: absolute authority: tyranny. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Rule; authority; tyranny. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Control; dominion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Power in ruling; government; arbitrary authority; tyranny; the fourth order of angelic beings. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Arbitrary authority; tyranny; insolent rule. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for domination

  1. He knew the martial skill and prowess of the Spaniards; he stood in awe of their cavalry, and he had before him the disastrous fate of Caonabo; but he was rendered bold by despair, and he beheld in the domination of these strangers the assured ruin of his race. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  2. And they pretty soon got to using the word " people"; the " people" must have " the liberties they had under Edward the Confessor"; and time after time they would wring from a Norman king a charter, or a concession, to either the whole realm or a certain part of the realm, of all the liberties and laws and customs that they had under the old Saxon domination and that ultimately resulted in bringing the whole free English law back. – Popular Law-making by Frederic Jesup Stimson