1. [ noun ] (government) dominance or power through legal authority
Synonyms: rule

"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
Related terms: state
Similar spelling:   dominant