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English noun: dominion

1. dominion (state) dominance or power through legal authority

SamplesFrance held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa.
The rule of Caesar.


Broader (hypernym)ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, control, dominance

Narrower (hyponym)paramountcy, raj, reign, sovereignty, suzerainty

2. dominion (location) a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

Synonymsdistrict, territorial dominion, territory

Broader (hypernym)region

Narrower (hyponym)administrative district, administrative division, associated state, border district, borderland, British East Africa, British West Africa, city district, community, congressional district, development, enclave, goldfield, jurisdiction, mandate, mandatory, march, marchland, palatinate, possession, protectorate, residential area, residential district, territorial division, trust territory, trusteeship

Instance hyponymAcadia, Acre, American Samoa, Aragon, AS, Athos, Attica, Boeotia, Castile, Castilla, Catalonia, Darfur, East Malaysia, Eastern Samoa, Galloway, Kordofan, KwaZulu-Natal, Lake District, Lakeland, Lothian Region, Louisiana Purchase, Mount Athos, Natal, North Borneo, Northern Mariana Islands, Northern Marianas, Northern Territory, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Palatinate, Papal States, Pfalz, Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia, Yukon, Yukon Territory

3. Dominion (group) one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth

Broader (hypernym)body politic, commonwealth, country, land, nation, res publica, state

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