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

  • adj. Ecclesiastical Of or associated with Jesus as the Lord.
  • adj. Ecclesiastical Relating to Sunday as the Lord's day.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to the day of the Lord (i.e., Jesus): Sunday.
  • adj. Pertaining to the dominical letter, an ancient system for determining Sundays (and especially Easter Sunday) in any given year.
  • n. Sunday
  • n. The Lord's Prayer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Indicating, or pertaining to, the Lord's day, or Sunday.
  • adj. Relating to, or given by, our Lord.
  • n. The Lord's day or Sunday; also, the Lord's prayer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Lord's day, or Sunday.
  • Relating to Christ as Lord: as, the dominical prayer.
  • n. The Lord's day; Sunday.
  • n. The Lord's house; a building used for religious service.
  • n. A dominical letter.
  • n. A garment or veil for Sundays. See dominicale.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or coming from Jesus Christ
  • adj. of or relating to Sunday as the Lord's Day


Late Latin dominicālis, from Latin dominicus, of a lord, from dominus, lord; see dem- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin dominicālis ("of or pertaining to Sunday"), from Ecclesiastical Latin dominicus diēs ("day of the Lord") + -ālis; from Latin dominicus ("of or pertaining to a lord or master"), from dominus ("lord" or "master") + -icus, from domus ("house"), + -inus. (Wiktionary)



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