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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 do·min·ion /dəˈmɪnjən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Do·min·ion n.
 1. Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy.
    I praised and honored him that liveth forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion.   --Dan. iv. 34.
    To choose between dominion or slavery.   --Jowett (Thucyd. ).
 2. Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency.
    Objects placed foremost ought . . . have dominion over things confused and transient.   --Dryden.
 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.
 4. pl. A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See Domination, 3.
    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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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