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dominion n

1 a : supreme authority
: sovereignty
b : a territory over which such authority is exercised
c often cap
: a self-governing nation (as Canada) of the Commonwealth other than the United Kingdom that acknowledges the British monarch as the head of state
2 : the power (as authority) or right (as ownership) to use or dispose of property
: absolute or exclusive use, control, ownership, or possession of property [the transferred property is placed beyond the donor's and control "W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al."] [the bailee exercised over the vehicle]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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