Definition of dominium in English:


Line breaks: do¦min|ium
Pronunciation: /dəˈmɪnɪəm


[mass noun] Law , chiefly US
  • Ownership and control of property.
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    • So there has never been, in the common law, an absolutist, legal concept of human mastery over land, no notion of dominium or ownership.
    • He did not differentiate between the proprium or dominium, property rights, and the imperium, political prerogative.
    • England struggled with the problem of distinguishing between imperium, or sovereignty, and dominium, or property, in its American colonies.


mid 18th century: from Latin.

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