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Prevalent; paramount in force or effect; of primary importance or consideration. That which is dominant possesses rights that prevail over those of others.

In Property Law, the estate to which an Easement, or right of use, is given is called the dominant tenement or estate, and the one upon which the easement is imposed is called the servient tenement or estate.


adjective ascendant, authoritative, chief, commanding, controlling, eminent, first, governing, hegemonical, influential, leading, main, master, overshadowing, paramount, predominant, preeminent, preponderant, prepotent, prevalent, primary, prime, principal, regnant, ruling, sovereign, superior, supreme, unsurpassed, weighty
Associated concepts: dominant aspect rule, dominant essate, dominant land, dominant party, dominant right, dommnant tenant, serviant land
See also: absolute, cardinal, causative, central, compelling, considerable, current, essential, forcible, influential, leading, master, omnipotent, outstanding, potent, powerful, predominant, prevailing, prevalent, primary, prime, principal, rampant, rife, salient, sovereign, stellar

DOMINANT. estates. In the civil law, this term is used to signify the estate to which a servitude or easement is due from another estate; for example, where the owners of the estate, Blackacre, have a right of way or passage over the estate Whiteacre, the former is called the dominant, and the latter the servient estate. Bouv. Inst. n. 1600.

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Speaking to you from the heart, the Government is planning major development in Upper Egypt," Sharaf told the crowds as he hailed the religious unity in the dominantly Muslim governorate.
The Board of Directors, dominantly made up of representatives of Magyar Telekom, unanimously took a decision that it considers to be in the company's interest and for which it does not need consent from the government.
Globally man-made fibre is the most dominantly consumed textile fibre, the industry body said; pointing out that the ratio between man-made fibres and cotton fibre consumption in India is 41:59 (FY09) against 60:40 globally.
A vent in the front hood is dominantly placed, and appropriately implies the raw power of the engine beneath it.