Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Master; sir: a title formerly given to a clergyman (in the University of Cambridge to a bachelor of arts), gentleman, or lord of a manor. See dominie, don, dan.
- n. In civil law, one who possesses something by right.
- n. In feudal law, one who grants part of his estate in fee, to be enjoyed by another.
- n. master; sir; a title of respect formerly applied to a knight or clergyman, and sometimes to the lord of a manor
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Master; sir; -- a title of respect formerly applied to a knight or a clergyman, and sometimes to the lord of a manor.
- n. a clergyman; especially a settled minister or parson
- Latin, master. See dame. (Wiktionary)
“For that which in speaking of goods and possessions is called an owner, and in Latin dominus in Greek kurios; speaking of actions, is called author.”
“For that which in speaking of goods and possessions is called an owner and in Latin dominus, in Greek [Greek]; speaking of actions is called author.”
“In oriental monarchies the dominus is the monarch; in republics it is the public or people fixed to the soil or territory, that is, the people in their territorial, and not in their personal or genealogical relation.”
“The territory received the tenant, and gave him as tenant the right to a seat in the senate; but the right of the territory was derived not from the domain, but from the dominus, that is, the city.”
“Dan said the plural of "dominus" was "dominoes", and when Miss Blake said it wasn't he said he supposed it was "backgammon", and so he had to write it out twice -- for cheek, you know.”
““Thank the Horned Ones I was able to leave without being sold to some dominus.””
“But Lord is a poor translation of Dominus – literally dominus meant master to a slave.”
“Ave Maria [Hail Mary] gratia plena [full of grace] dominus tecum, [the Lord is with thee] virgo serena. [serene Virgin]”
“First it was the dominus with his blonde slave, and later that slave was subjecting herself to Rhaskos' charms up against a wall.”
“Also, during the ambush at the dominus' home, we saw one Roman getting impaled from the back of the head through the front of the mouth.”
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