Dominical altar(Eccl.), the high altar.Dominical letter, the letter which, in almanacs, denotes Sunday, or the Lord's day (dies Domini). The first seven letters of the alphabet are used for this purpose, the same letter standing for Sunday during a whole year (except in leap year, when the letter is changed at the end of February). After twenty-eight years the same letters return in the same order. The dominical letters go backwards one day every common year, and two every leap year; e. g., if the dominical letter of a common year be G, F will be the dominical letter for the next year. Called also Sunday letter. Cf. Solar cycle, under Cycle, n.

(Do*min"ic*al), n. The Lord's day or Sunday; also, the Lord's prayer. [Obs.]

3. pl. A high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy; — a meaning given by the schoolmen.

Thrones, dominations, princedoms, virtues, powers.

(Dom"i*na*tive) a. [Cf. F. dominatif.] Governing; ruling; imperious. Sir E. Sandys.

(Dom"i*na`tor) n. [L.] A ruler or ruling power. "Sole dominator of Navarre." Shak.

Jupiter and Mars are dominators for this northwest part of the world.

(Dom"i*ne) n. [See Dominie.]

1. A name given to a pastor of the Reformed Church. The word is also applied locally in the United States, in colloquial speech, to any clergyman.

2. [From Sp. domine a schoolmaster.] (Zoöl.) A West Indian fish (Epinula magistralis), of the family Trichiuridæ. It is a long-bodied, voracious fish.

(Dom`i*neer") v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Domineered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Domineering.] [F. dominer, L. dominari: cf. OD. domineren to feast luxuriously. See Dominate, v. t.] To rule with insolence or arbitrary sway; to play the master; to be overbearing; to tyrannize; to bluster; to swell with conscious superiority or haughtiness; — often with over; as, to domineer over dependents.

Go to the feast, revel and domineer.

His wishes tend abroad to roam,
And hers to domineer at home.

(Dom`i*neer"ing), a. Ruling arrogantly; overbearing.

A violent, brutal, domineering old reprobate.
Blackw. Mag.

Syn. — Haughty; overbearing; lordly. See Imperious. — Dom`i*neer"ing*ly, adv.

(Do*min"ic*al) a. [LL. dominicalis, for L. dominicus belonging to a master or lord fr. dominus master or lord: cf. F. dominical. See Dame.]

1. Indicating, or pertaining to, the Lord's day, or Sunday.

2. Relating to, or given by, our Lord; as, the dominical (or Lord's) prayer. Howell.

Some words altered in the dominical Gospels.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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