Dom"i*nant (?), a. [L. dominans, -antis, p. pr. of dominari: cf. F. dominant. See Dominate.]

Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power.

The member of a dominant race is, in his dealings with the subject race, seldom indeed fraudulent, . . . but imperious, insolent, and cruel. Macaulay.

Dominant estatetenement Law, the estate to which a servitude or easement is due from another estate, the estate over which the servitude extends being called the servient estate or tenement. Bouvier. Wharton's Law Dict. -- Dominant owner Law, one who owns lands on which there is an easement owned by another.

Syn. -- Governing; ruling; controlling; prevailing; predominant; ascendant.


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Dom"i*nant, n. Mus.

The fifth tone of the scale; thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.

Dominant chord Mus., the chord based upon the dominant.


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