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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.

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

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Therefore, death itself is that situation in which the master sublates the history of the other and attains a pure act of dominance. Death is an act of power which is released from history.
Customers suffer when the dominant player is so deeply entrenched," said Mr Kibati.The government pushed for the seamless cross-network transfers to help level the market and reduce Safaricom's dominance, ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said when the service was launched.
In addition, genetic variance components of variation like D (additive), H (dominance), E (environmental) were also estimated described by Mather and Jinks (1982).
[USA], Aug 17 ( ANI ): Turns out, there is a clear correlation between higher social dominance and faster decision making even outside of a social competition context, a new study reveals.
Where dominance is identified, the consultant is expected to propose measure that should be implemented to prevent abuse of dominant position,' the TRA stated.
The Australian government has called on commercial banks in the nation to break the dominance of the nation's big four banks.
The role of social dominance orientation (SDO) as a predictor of men's reactions to romantic rejection and attitudes toward female sexuality.
Jay Batongbacal, director of the University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime and Law of the Sea, warned that the Philippines would become collateral damage as China seeks maritime dominance in the region.