dominion


dominion
do·min·ion /də-'min-yən/ n
1 a: supreme authority: sovereignty
b: a territory over which such authority is exercised
c often cap: a self-governing nation (as Canada) of the Commonwealth other than the United Kingdom that acknowledges the British monarch as the head of state
2: the power (as authority) or right (as ownership) to use or dispose of property; specif: absolute or exclusive use, control, ownership, or possession of property
the transferred property is placed beyond the donor's dominion and control — W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al.
the bailee exercised dominion over the vehicle

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

dominion
I (absolute ownership) noun claim, control, deed, demesne, domain, freehold, holding, interest, lawful possession, manor, ownership, possession, possessorship, power of disposal, property, proprietorship, right, right of possession, right to property, rightful possession, seignorage, seisin, stake, territory, title associated concepts: act of dominion II (supreme authority) noun ascendancy, authority, command, control, dicio, dominance, dominancy, domination, eminent domain, empery, government, grip, hegemony, hold, imperium, jurisdiction, lordship, management, mastery, potestas, power, primacy, regency, reign, rule, sovereignty, supremacy, sway III index agency (legal relationship), ambit, bailiwick, circuit, clout, control (supervision), coverage (scope), demesne, domain (sphere of influence), dominance, force (strength), government (administration), hegemony, influence, interest (ownership), jurisdiction, occupancy, occupation (possession), ownership, possession (ownership), power, predominance, primacy, province, realm, regime, supremacy, territory

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


dominion
n.
Ownership and control over how a piece of property is used; title and possession.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


dominion
Perfect control in right of ownership. The word implies both title and possession and appears to require a complete retention of control over disposition. Title to an article of property, which arises from the power of disposition and the right of claiming it. Sovereignty; as in the dominion of the seas or over a territory.
In civil law, with reference to the title to property that is transferred by a sale of it, dominion is said to be either proximate or remote, the former being the kind of title vesting in the purchaser when he or she has acquired both the ownership and the possession of the article, the latter describing the nature of the title when he or she has legitimately acquired the ownership of the property but there has been no delivery.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


dominion
Perfect control in right of ownership. The word implies both title and possession and appears to require a complete retention of control over disposition. Title to an article of property, which arises from the power of disposition and the right of claiming it. Sovereignty; as in the dominion of the seas or over a territory.
 
In civil law, with reference to the title to property that is transferred by a sale of it, dominion is said to be either proximate or remote, the former being the kind of title vesting in the purchaser when he or she has acquired both the ownership and the possession of the article, the latter describing the nature of the title when he or she has legitimately acquired the ownership of the property but there has been no delivery.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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