- 1The exercise of power or influence over someone or something, or the state of being so controlled: the imperial domination of IndiaMore example sentences
rule, government, sovereignty, control, command, authority, power, dominion, dominance, mastery, supremacy, superiority, ascendancy, sway, influence; tyranny, intimidation, oppression, suppression, subjugation, dictatorship; the upper hand, the whip hand, the edge
- He gave ample evidence of his talent during his domination of the Scandinavian Masters.
- It is not a battle for territorial domination, ideological supremacy or economic hegemony.
- They sense their domination of the debate in canteens, cafés and coffee bars.
- 2 (dominations) (In traditional Christian angelology) the fourth-highest order of the ninefold celestial hierarchy.More example sentences
- Dionysius established the celestial hierarchy of nine choirs: seraphim, cherubim, and thrones; dominations, virtues, and powers; principalities, archangels, and angels, the last two having a direct mission to men.
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin dominatio(n-), from the verb dominari (see dominate).