Translation of dominion in Spanish:

dominion

Pronunciation: /dəˈmɪnjən/

n

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (power) [literary/literario] dominio (masculine) to have o hold dominion over sth/sb tener* or mantener* algo/a algn bajo dominio
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    • Humans can labour with their hands and brains, can plan and develop productive techniques, and have amassed centuries of culture and knowledge that have enabled them to control and hold dominion over the rest of nature.
    • It identifies the restoration of dominion over the powers in the new humanity.
    • In truth they are animated by nothing but their own lust for power and their desire for dominion over others.
    1.2 countable/numerable [History/Historia] dominio (masculine)
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    • In 1907, New Zealand was made a Dominion of Great Britain.
    • The British North America Act created the Dominion of Canadian by 1867.
    • Self-governing dominions in the British Empire - such as Canada and after 1947 India - also had one vote each.

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