Dominican nuns, an order of nuns founded by St. Dominic, and chiefly employed in teaching.Dominican tertiaries(the third order of St. Dominic). See Tertiary.

(Do*min"i*can), n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of an order of mendicant monks founded by Dominic de Guzman, in 1215. A province of the order was established in England in 1221. The first foundation in the United States was made in 1807. The Master of the Sacred Palace at Rome is always a Dominican friar. The Dominicans are called also preaching friars, friars preachers, black friars brothers of St. Mary, and in France, Jacobins.

(Do*min"i*cide) n. [L. dominus master + caedere to cut down, kill.]

1. The act of killing a master.

2. One who kills his master.

(Dom"i*nie) n. [L. dominus master. See Don, Dame.]

1. A schoolmaster; a pedagogue. [Scot.]

This was Abel Sampson, commonly called, from occupation as a pedagogue, Dominie Sampson.
Sir W. Scott.

2. A clergyman. See Domine, 1. [Scot. & Colloq. U. S.]

(Do*min"ion) n. [LL. dominio, equiv. to L. dominium. See Domain, Dungeon.]

1. Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy.

I praised and honored him that liveth forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion.
Dan. iv. 34.

To choose between dominion or slavery.

2. Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency.

Objects placed foremost ought . . . have dominion over things confused and transient.

3. That which is governed; territory over which authority is exercised; the tract, district, or county, considered as subject; as, the dominions of a king. Also used figuratively; as, the dominion of the passions.

4. pl. A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See Domination, 3. Milton.

By him were all things created . . . whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers.
Col. i. 16.

Syn. — Sovereignty; control; rule; authority; jurisdiction; government; territory; district; region.

(Dom"i*no) n.; pl. Dominos or (esp. the pieces for a game) Dominoes [F. domino, or It. dominò, or Sp. dominó, fr. L. dominus master. The domino was orig. a hood worn by the canons of a cathedral. See Don, Dame.]

1. A kind of hood worn by the canons of a cathedral church; a sort of amice. Kersey.

2. A mourning veil formerly worn by women.

Dominican to Door

(Do*min"i*can) a. [NL. Dominicanus, fr. Dominicus, Dominic, the founder: cf. F. Dominicain.] Of or pertaining to St. Dominic or to the religious communities named from him.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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