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Perfect control in right of ownership. The word implies both title and possession and appears to require a complete retention of control over disposition. Title to an article of property, which arises from the power of disposition and the right of claiming it. Sovereignty; as in the dominion of the seas or over a territory.

In Civil Law, with reference to the title to property that is transferred by a sale of it, dominion is said to be either proximate or remote, the former being the kind of title vesting in the purchaser when he or she has acquired both the ownership and the possession of the article, the latter describing the nature of the title when he or she has legitimately acquired the ownership of the property but there has been no delivery.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

DOMINION. The right of the owner of a thing to use it or dispose of it at his pleasure. See Domain; 1 White's New Coll. 85; Jacob's Intr. 39.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(11) See K C Wheare, The Statute of Westminster and Dominion Status (Oxford University Press, 5th ed, 1953) 37; Keith, The Sovereignty of the British Dominions, above n 9, 279-82, 286-9.
The Cape to Cairo Road or Pan-African Highway was a proposal since 1890s, when Prime Minister of Cape Colony Cecil Rhodes dreamt for a 'red line' on the map, referring to British dominions. It is similar to the proposal of Cape-to Cairo Railway through British territory at that time.
Not wishing to abandon the Greeks, and not willing to put the onus of a military intervention only upon the war weary British public, the London War Office put the call out to the British Dominions to join in the fight.
He wrote: "I, Edward the Eighth, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Emperor of India, do hereby declare My irrevocable determination to renounce the throne for myself and for My descendants, and My desire that effect should be given to this Instrument of Abdication immediately."
Various other British dominions such as the United States, New Zealand, and Canada have signed treaties with the native indigenous people.
The Statute of Westminster gave legal recognition to the independence of the British Dominions, repealing the Colonial Laws Validity Act 1865 and recognizing that "the Parliament of a Dominion has full power to make laws having extra-territorial application." As such, it acknowledged Canada's legislative independence and sovereignty save in certain constitutional matters.
That number represented fourteen percent of the total who came to Canada in that ten-year period, the Army's contribution being seven times greater than that of the next most-active agency, the British Dominions Emigration Society.
Unlike the British dominions, which were self-governing, the Indian population had no voice in the ruling of its own country.
In the end, one is left to marvel at the foresight of those who, all those years ago, came up with the "fleet unit" idea, as a way for the British dominions to contribute to the naval defense of the global economic system--something that should still resonate today, in this new era of naval cooperation.
His specialty is wartime histories of Australia and other British dominions, with a particular interest in aviation and air power.
But direct appeals issued by the Colonial Office in October and December 1915 urging indigenous populations in British Dominions to enlist caused Canadian officials to formally encourage Indian mobilization, a policy change that stimulated a dramatic increase in Aboriginal recruits.
Indigenous Peoples of the British Dominions and the First World War by Timothy C.

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