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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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"I think the last few weeks, we dominate the games but the last ball, the last shot on target isn't good enough.
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A very common example of the above negative relation in the workplace is when a line manager gets angry with the employees about their performance and manages to upset them and make them react, he actually manages to dominate them.
Each moment employees allow another person's remote control to work successfully or allow objectives to control and dominate their emotional state, they are weaken internally and become like a puppet in the other person's hands.
He said: "What is dominate? If dominate is the number of chances, yes, Paris had more chances than us.
"If dominate is to stop the opponent to play, making foul after foul, yes they also dominate.
Let [v.sub.i] and [v.sub.j] be adjacent or dominate a common vertex, i.e, l [member of] {1,2,3,4,5,8}, then they dominate at most 9 vertices.
Furthermore, we prove that every maximal biclique of a graph in this class is formed by those vertices that either are adjacent or dominate v, for some vertex v.