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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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This research is aimed to determine the prediction model of dominant tree height growth for perhutani's teak plus plantation, from which a site quality class model would be set.
When compared individually in males and females with eyes open, dominant hand was faster as compared to the non-dominant hand and was found to be statistically significant.
More relevant to the discussion of eye dominance, they also speculated that when a reverse stance is adopted, there is an increased likelihood that the 'front' eye (the eye closer to the incoming ball) will be the dominant eye; since most people are right-handed and right-eye dominant, with a reverse stance, the right eye will be closer to the incoming ball when a left-handed stance is adopted.
Other leathers (shorts, pants, chaps, vest, jacket--usually in that order) would be presented to the submissive when the Dominant felt they had properly learned some aspect of the leather culture or had pleased the Dominant in some way.
But apart from the LP, Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrat (Lakas-CMD), Achievement with Integrity Movement and Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino, all earlier wanted to be declared the dominant majority party for the 2016 polls.
Several factors determine whether a crayfish will emerge as the dominant or the subordinate.
It is possible to identify certain common themes in the ways in which the large body of literature has analyzed dominant parties, and dominant-party systems in various countries.
Those that will be designated as dominant majority and dominant minority parties shall be entitled to get copies of election returns (ERs) to be produced by the voting machines, receive electronically-transmitted precinct results, get the copies of the Certificates of Canvass (COCs), and assign official watchers in every polling places and canvassing centers.
The CCI order, dated February 5 but released on Tuesday, states, " At the outset, it may be noted that the Commission has already received many informations where opposite party ( DLF Universal) has been prima facie found to be dominant in market for provision of services for development of residential apartments in the territory of Gurgaon.
Dominant preference is important in that it serves as a possible neuropsychological indicator of underlying brain development and may, in addition, reveal the manner in which cognitive functions are localised to the right or left brain hemispheres.
It was further established that the left hemisphere is dominant for language in 90 per cent of cases, as it is for motor behaviour.
Whether a male is dominant or subordinate is determined the winter before they reach sexual maturity, when brothers come together and battle for dominance.