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Empire vs. Dominion

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Empirenoun

A political unit having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations and ruled by a single supreme authority.

Dominionnoun

Power or the use of power; sovereignty over something; stewardship, supremacy.

Empirenoun

A political unit that controls at least one kingdom under its vassalage.

Dominionnoun

predominance; ascendancy

Empirenoun

A group of states or other territories that owe allegiance to a foreign power.

Dominionnoun

A kingdom, nation, or other sphere of influence; governed territory.

‘the dominions of a king’; ‘the dominion of the passions’;

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Empirenoun

A state ruled by an emperor.

‘The Empire of Vietnam was a short-lived client state of Japan governing Vietnam between March 11 and August 23, 1945.’;

Dominionnoun

An order of angel in Christian angelology, ranked above virtues and below thrones.

Empirenoun

An expansive and wealthy corporation.

‘the McDonald's fast food empire’;

Dominionnoun

Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy.

‘I praised and honored him that liveth forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion.’; ‘To choose between dominion or slavery.’;

Empireadjective

alternative case form of Empire.

Dominionnoun

Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency.

‘Objects placed foremost ought . . . have dominion over things confused and transient.’;

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Empirenoun

Supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion.

‘Over hell extendHis empire, and with iron scepter rule.’;

Dominionnoun

That which is governed; territory over which authority is exercised; the tract, district, or county, considered as subject; as, the dominions of a king. Also used figuratively; as, the dominion of the passions.

Empirenoun

The dominion of an emperor; the territory or countries under the jurisdiction and dominion of an emperor (rarely of a king), usually of greater extent than a kingdom, always comprising a variety in the nationality of, or the forms of administration in, constituent and subordinate portions; as, the Austrian empire.

‘Empire carries with it the idea of a vast and complicated government.’;

Dominionnoun

A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See Domination, 3.

‘By him were all things created . . . whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers.’;

Empirenoun

Any dominion; supreme control; governing influence; rule; sway; as, the empire of mind or of reason.

‘Another force which, in the Middle Ages, shared with chivalry the empire over the minds of men.’;

Dominionnoun

dominance or power through legal authority;

‘France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa’; ‘the rule of Caesar’;

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Empirenoun

the domain ruled by an emperor or empress

Dominionnoun

a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

Empirenoun

a group of countries under a single authority;

‘the British empire’;

Dominionnoun

one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth

Empirenoun

a monarchy with an emperor as head of state

Dominion

The word Dominion was used from 1907 to 1948 to refer to one of several self-governing nations of the British Empire. was formally accorded to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Newfoundland, South Africa, and the Irish Free State at the 1926 Imperial Conference to designate "autonomous communities within the British Empire, equal in status, in no way subordinate one to another in any aspect of their domestic or external affairs, though united by a common allegiance to the Crown and freely associated as members of the British Commonwealth of Nations”.

‘Dominion status’;

Empirenoun

a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization

Empirenoun

an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple

Empirenoun

an extensive group of states or countries ruled over by a single monarch, an oligarchy, or a sovereign state

‘the Roman Empire’;

Empirenoun

supreme political power over several countries when exercised by a single authority

‘he encouraged the Greeks in their dream of empire in Asia Minor’;

Empirenoun

absolute control over a person or group.

Empirenoun

a large commercial organization owned or controlled by one person or group

‘her business empire grew’;

Empirenoun

an extensive sphere of activity controlled by one person or group

‘each ministry, each department had its own empire, its own agenda and worked to protect its turf’;

Empireadjective

denoting a style of furniture, decoration, or dress fashionable chiefly during the First Empire in France. The decorative style was neoclassical but marked by an interest in Egyptian and other ancient motifs.

Empireadjective

denoting produce from the Commonwealth.

Empire

An empire is a sovereign state made up of several territories and peoples subject to a single ruling authority, often an emperor. A state can become an empire either by a narrow definition through having an emperor and being named as such, or by a broad definition as stated above as an aggregate territory under the rule of supreme authorities such as the Roman Empire.

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