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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A suffix, originally an independent word, meaning ‘jurisdiction,’ hence province, state, condition, quality, as in kingdom, earldom, popedom, etc., Christendom, freedom, halidom, wisdom, etc.: much used also in colloquial or humorous formations, as in uppertendom.
  • noun An abbreviation of Dominion.
  • noun The Portuguese form of don, used in Portugal and Brazil. In Portugal this title is confined to the king and the members of the royal family.
  • noun The joker or blank card used in playing dom pedro.
  • noun A title formerly given to the pope, and afterward to Roman Catholic dignitaries and members of some monastic orders.
  • noun A Middle English form of doom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A dominator (in sadomasochistic sexual practices), especially a male one.
  • noun A title anciently given to the pope, and later to other church dignitaries and some monastic orders.
  • noun In Portugal and Brazil, the title formerly given to a member of the higher classes.
  • verb slang to dominate

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