Definition of dominee in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɒmɪni/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


South African
A minister of the Dutch Reformed Church.
Example sentences
  • He and his siblings grew up there in humble circumstances - with their father as the dominee ministering to a coloured congregation in the church in the main street.
  • As a Springbok rugby star in the late 1920s and as a Dutch Reformed dominee, he was prominent in both of Afrikanerdom's religions.
  • On Monday, his son-in-law said he would be buried in the rose garden next to the former historic Dutch Reformed Mission Church in Beaufort West, where his father had been a dominee.


Afrikaans and Dutch, from the Latin vocative domine! 'master!'.

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