Dom`i*na"tion (?), n. [F. domination, L. dominatio.]


The act of dominating; exercise of power in ruling; dominion; supremacy; authority; often, arbitrary or insolent sway.

In such a people, the haugtiness of domination combines with the spirit of freedom. Burke.


A ruling party; a party in power.



3. pl.

A high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy; -- a meaning given by the schoolmen.

Thrones, dominations, princedoms, virtues, powers. Milton.


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