Definition of -dom in English:


Syllabification: -dom


  • Forming nouns:
  • 1Denoting a state or condition: freedom
  • 2Denoting rank or status: earldom
  • 3Denoting a domain: fiefdom
  • 4Denoting a class of people or the attitudes associated with them, regarded collectively: officialdom


Old English -dōm, originally meaning 'decree, judgment'.

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