As a thing, it's a kind of church. In Germany every big cathedral church is called a "dom". In the Netherlands the only dom is the one in Utrecht, housing (previously) the archbishop. In Italy it's the main church in town.
Dom (?), n. [Pg. See Don.]
A title anciently given to the pope, and later to other church dignitaries and some monastic orders. See Don, and Dan.
In Portugal and Brazil, the title given to a member of the higher classes.
© Webster 1913.
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