(-dom) A suffix denoting: (a) Jurisdiction or property and jurisdiction, dominion, as in kingdom
earldom. (b) State, condition, or quality of being, as in wisdom, freedom. It is from the same root as
doom meaning authority and judgment. . See Doom.
(Dom) n. [Pg. See Don.]
1. A title anciently given to the pope, and later to other church dignitaries and some monastic orders.
See Don, and Dan.
2. In Portugal and Brazil, the title given to a member of the higher classes.
(Dom"a*ble) a. [L. domabilis, fr. domare to tame.] Capable of being tamed; tamable.
(Dom"a*ble*ness), n. Tamableness.
(Dom"age) n. [See Damage.]
1. Damage; hurt. [Obs.] Chapman.
2. Subjugation. [Obs.] Hobbes.
(Do*main") n. [F. domaine, OF. demaine, L. dominium, property, right of ownership, fr. dominus
master, owner. See Dame, and cf Demesne, Dungeon.]
1. Dominion; empire; authority.
2. The territory over which dominion or authority is exerted; the possessions of a sovereign or commonwealth,
or the like. Also used figuratively.
The domain of authentic history.E. Everett.
The domain over which the poetic spirit ranges.J. C. Shairp.
3. Landed property; estate; especially, the land about the mansion house of a lord, and in his immediate
occupancy; demesne. Shenstone.
4. (Law) Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one has in his own right; absolute proprietorship; paramount
or sovereign ownership.
Public domain, the territory belonging to a State or to the general government; public lands. [U.S.]
Right of eminent domain, that superior dominion of the sovereign power over all the property within
the state, including that previously granted by itself, which authorizes it to appropriate any part thereof to
a necessary public use, reasonable compensation being made.
(Do"mal) a. [L. domus house.] (Astrol.) Pertaining to a house. Addison.
(Do*ma"ni*al) a. Of or relating to a domain or to domains.
(Dome), n. [F. dôme, It. duomo, fr. L. domus a house, domus Dei or Domini, house of the
Lord, house of God; akin to Gr. house, to build, and E. timber. See Timber.]
1. A building; a house; an edifice; used chiefly in poetry.
Approach the dome, the social banquet share.Pope.
2. (Arch.) A cupola formed on a large scale.