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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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As the title of this piece suggests, the main theme of Baig's Magnum Opus Ghulam Bagh is many faces and iterations of domination. Ghulam Bagh, a symbol for perished past glories casting their dark shadow on all that is present and breathing is history shaping, molding and ultimately ruining the lives of those who insist on asking the forbidden questions about the exact nature of things and beings.
(14) Sometimes, King uses dignity to suggest nobility ("the dignity of courtesy titles"), but more often dignity contrasts with life subject to domination ("it is ultimately more honorable to walk the streets in dignity than to ride the buses in humiliation").
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The domination rate of the queens is computed using the fitness function as modeled in Section 2.
The minimum size of a dominating set in a graph G is called its domination number, denoted by [gamma](G).
Following an introduction, in which Katz analyses Anne Frank's descriptions of the chestnut tree opposite the apartment where she hid, and where the tree is introduced as a symbol of hope and resistance to domination, Katz moves on to criticise restoration policies, as a form of domination which results in a world comprised of artefacts.
The two share mutual goals and both work toward ending domination. Human lordship over the other stands in combat against Christ's lordship of shalom.
Keywords: domination game; game domination number; convex subgraph; (2-)isometric subgraph
One distinctive feature of Pettit's account is its repeated emphasis that the neo-republican theory contains adequate resources to diagnose and remedy the effects of both kinds of domination mentioned above.
In order to make it convenient for the analysis of various parameters influence the calculated domination coefficients are normalized in order to vary in the range from 0 to 1.
Missed by censors: Iranian news agency claims leaked NSA documents show that Nazi Germany and, now the US, run by space aliens, intent on world domination
In [4], it is shown that computing the domination polynomial D(G, x) of a graph G is NP-hard and some examples for graphs for which D(G, x) can be computed efficiently are given.