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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Used formerly as a title for male members of Portuguese and Brazilian royalty, aristocracy, and hierarchy, preceding the given name.
  • noun Roman Catholic Church Used as a title before the names of Benedictine and Carthusian monks in major or minor orders.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A title anciently given to the pope, and later to other church dignitaries and to some monastic orders. See don, and dan.
  • noun In Portugal and Brazil, the title given to a member of the higher classes.

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  • proper noun A diminutive of the male given name Dominic
  • proper noun An Indo-Aryan ethnic group.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Portuguese, from Latin dominus, lord, master; see dem- in Indo-European roots.]

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Shortening.

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Related to Rom and Lom.

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