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 for dominion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dominion \Do*min"ion\, n. [LL. dominio, equiv. to L. dominium.
     See Domain, Dungeon.]
     1. Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and
        controlling; independent right of possession, use, and
        control; sovereignty; supremacy.
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              I praised and honored him that liveth forever, whose
              dominion is an everlasting dominion.  --Dan. iv. 34.
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              To choose between dominion or slavery. --Jowett
                                                    (Thucyd. ).
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     2. Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency.
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              Objects placed foremost ought . . . have dominion
              over things confused and transient.   --Dryden.
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     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.
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     4. pl. A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See
        Domination, 3. --Milton.
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              By him were all things created . . . whether they be
              thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers.
                                                    --Col. i. 16.
  
     Syn: Sovereignty; control; rule; authority; jurisdiction;
          government; territory; district; region.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dominion
      n 1: dominance or power through legal authority; "France held
           undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule
           of Caesar" [syn: dominion, rule]
      2: a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
         [syn: district, territory, territorial dominion,
         dominion]
      3: one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  189 Moby Thesaurus words for "dominion":
     acme, administration, ally, ambit, antecedence, antecedency,
     anteposition, anteriority, archduchy, archdukedom, area, arena,
     ascendance, ascendancy, ascendant, authority, authorization,
     bailiwick, balance of power, be-all and end-all, beat, blue ribbon,
     body politic, border, borderland, buffer state, captive nation,
     champaign, championship, chieftaincy, chieftainry, circle, circuit,
     city-state, claws, clutches, colony, command, commonweal,
     commonwealth, control, country, county, demesne, department,
     directorship, disposition, domain, dominance, dominancy,
     domination, dominium, duchy, dukedom, earldom, effectiveness,
     eminent domain, empery, empire, field, first place, first prize,
     free city, front position, governance, government, grand duchy,
     grasp, grip, gripe, hand, hands, headship, hegemony, height, helm,
     hemisphere, highest, hold, imperium, influence, iron hand,
     judicial circuit, jurisdiction, kingdom, kingship, land,
     land tenure, landholding, landownership, landowning, leadership,
     lordship, management, mandant, mandate, mandated territory,
     mandatee, mandatory, march, masterdom, mastership, mastery,
     maximum, most, nation, nationality, ne plus ultra, new high, orb,
     orbit, overlordship, ownership, pale, palms, paramountcy, polis,
     polity, possession, possessorship, power, precedence, precedency,
     preceding, precession, precinct, precursor, predominance,
     predominancy, predomination, preeminence, preference, prefixation,
     prelude, preponderance, prepotence, prepotency, presidency,
     primacy, principality, principate, priority, property, proprietary,
     proprietorship, protectorate, prothesis, province,
     puppet government, puppet regime, raj, realm, record, region,
     regnancy, reign, reins of government, republic, round, rule,
     satellite, say, seigniory, seneschalty, settlement,
     sovereign nation, sovereignty, sphere, state, sultanate,
     superiority, superpower, supremacy, suzerainship, suzerainty, sway,
     talons, terrain, territory, the lead, top priority, top spot,
     toparchia, toparchy, upper hand, urgency, walk, whip hand,
     zenith
  
  

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