Dominant estateor tenement(Law), the estate to which a servitude or easement is due from another estate, the estate over which the servitude extends being called the servient estate or tenement. Bouvier. Wharton's Law Dict.Dominant owner(Law), one who owns lands on which there is an easement owned by another.

Syn. — Governing; ruling; controlling; prevailing; predominant; ascendant.

(Dom"i*nant), n. (Mus.) The fifth tone of the scale; thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.

Dominant chord(Mus.), the chord based upon the dominant.

(Dom"i*nate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dominated; p. pr. & vb. n. Dominating.] [L. dominatus, p. p. of dominari to dominate, fr. dominus master, lord. See Dame, and cf. Domineer.] To predominate over; to rule; to govern. "A city dominated by the ax." Dickens.

We everywhere meet with Slavonian nations either dominant or dominated.
W. Tooke.

(Dom"i*nate), v. i. To be dominant. Hallam.

(Dom`i*na"tion) n. [F. domination, L. dominatio.]

1. The act of dominating; exercise of power in ruling; dominion; supremacy; authority; often, arbitrary or insolent sway.

In such a people, the haughtiness of domination combines with the spirit of freedom.

2. A ruling party; a party in power. [R.] Burke.

1. To establish in a permanent residence; to domicile.

2. To domesticate. Pownall.

(Dom`i*cil`i*a"tion) n. The act of domiciliating; permanent residence; inhabitancy. Milman.

(Dom"i*cul`ture) n. [L. domus house + E. culture. See 1st Dome.] The art of house- keeping, cookery, etc. [R.] R. Park.

(Dom"i*fy) v. t. [L. domus + - fy: cf. F. domifier.]

1. (Astrol.) To divide, as the heavens, into twelve houses. See House, in astrological sense. [Obs.]

2. To tame; to domesticate. [Obs.] Johnson.

(||Dom"i*na) n. [L., lady. See Dame.] (O. Eng. Law) Lady; a lady; — a title formerly given to noble ladies who held a barony in their own right. Burrill.

(Dom"i*nance Dom"i*nan*cy) n. Predominance; ascendency; authority.

(Dom"i*nant) a. [L. dominans, -antis, p. pr. of dominari: cf. F. dominant. See Dominate.] Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power.

The member of a dominant race is, in his dealings with the subject race, seldom indeed fraudulent, . . . but imperious, insolent, and cruel.

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