|1.||[ noun ] (government) dominance or power through legal authority|
"France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa" "the rule of Caesar"
|Related terms:||dominance reign paramountcy suzerainty raj govern|
|2.||[ noun ] (geography) a territorial possession controlled by a ruling state|
|Synonyms:||district territory province colony mandate territorial_dominion|
|Related terms:||possession region development Palestine jurisdiction enclave Attica protectorate Boeotia goldfield residential_district Yukon nunavut Galloway American_Samoa Castile Acadia Northwest_Territories athos Northern_Territory Gilbert_and_Ellice_Islands congressional_district city_district Lothian_Region Faroe_Islands Macao Sabah East_Malaysia borderland West_Malaysia Sarawak Aragon French_Polynesia Catalonia Kordofan british_virgin_islands american_virgin_islands louisiana_purchase Natal acre lake_district possession Palatinate northern_mariana_islands trust_territory mandate administrative_district zone|
|3.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 32117|
|4.||[ noun ] (politics,geography) one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth|