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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.


(Absolute ownership), noun claim, control, deed, demesne, domain, freehold, holding, interest, lawful possession, manor, ownership, possession, possessorship, power of disposal, property, proprietorship, right, right of possession, right to property, rightful possession, seisin, stake, territory, title
Associated concepts: act of dominion


(Supreme authority), noun ascendancy, authority, command, control, dicio, dominance, domination, eminent domain, empery, government, grip, hegemony, hold, imperium, jurisdiction, lordship, management, mastery, potestas, power, primacy, regency, reign, rule, sovereignty, supremacy, sway
See also: administration, agency, ambit, bailiwick, circuit, clout, control, coverage, demesne, domain, dominance, force, hegemony, influence, interest, jurisdiction, occupancy, occupation, ownership, possession, power, predominance, primacy, province, realm, regime, scope, strength, supervision, supremacy, territory

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.

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Ceres answered, that Hecate was welcome to go back thither herself, but that, for her part, she would wander about the earth in quest of the entrance to King Pluto's dominions.
In asking this question, the king of the mines had a very cunning purpose; for, you will recollect, if Proserpina tasted a morsel of food in his dominions, she would never afterwards be at liberty to quit them.
My little Proserpina," said the king, sitting down, and affectionately drawing her between his knees, "here is Quicksilver, who tells me that a great many misfortunes have befallen innocent people on account of my detaining you in my dominions.
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Encouraging and investing in our youth, especially through educational programs that help improve the environment, advance energy technologies and promote the workforce of the future is an essential part of the Dominion Foundation's mission," said Hunter A.
The ratings of Dominion subsidiaries, Consolidated Natural Gas Company (CNG) and Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO) are also affirmed.