1. The act of dominating; exercise of power in ruling; dominion; supremacy; authority; often, arbitrary or insolent sway.
In such a people, the haughtiness of domination combines with the spirit of freedom. --Burke.
2. A ruling party; a party in power. [R.]
3. pl. A high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy; -- a meaning given by the schoolmen.
Thrones, dominations, princedoms, virtues, powers. --Milton.
n 1: social control by dominating
2: power to dominate or defeat; "mastery of the seas" [syn: mastery,