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1. Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy. I praised and honored him that liveth forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion. (dan. Iv. 34) To choose between dominion or slavery. (Jowett (Thucyd))

2. Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency. Objects placed foremost ought . . . Have dominion over things confused and transient. (Dryden)

3. That which is governed; territory over which authority is exercised; the tract, district, or county, considered as subject; as, the dominions of a king. Also used figuratively; as, the dominion of the passions.

4. A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See Domination. By him were all things created . . . Whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers. (col. I. 16)

Synonym: sovereignty, control, rule, authority, jurisdiction, government, territory, district, region.

Origin: LL. Dominio, equiv. To L. Dominium. See domain, dungeon.

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Human Inferiority

... biological nature. To criticize us for group dependency is to criticize ants, or termites, or Volvox . I agree that the typical feeling of "dominion" people have is idiotic, but let's see a more legitimate treatment. You were getting there in your last statement.

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by Darby
Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Inferiority
Replies: 20
Views: 13130

Re: Paradox of Cain? There is none!!

"And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth." King James Version, Genesis 1:28 ...

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by Jonl1408
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Paradox of Cain? There is none!!
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Views: 7573

Re: Why I believe in Creation + why neither can be proved

... the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. GEN 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth ...

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by Jonl1408
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why I believe in Creation
Replies: 22
Views: 22877

One LIFE...One HOME...

... technological progress,is of great concern to mankind.Upon man's creation,he was given the gifts of intelligence and free will.He was told to have dominion over the earth and all other creations.Over the years,man was able to conquer his environment.He learned to use his environment to his advantage,to ...

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by ladydonato
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Global Environmental Change
Replies: 68
Views: 110871

Bible vs Darwin

... Vegetation day 4: Sun Moon and stars day 5: Birds and fish day 6: Land animals, humans (As well as God's permission for humans to subdue and have dominion over everything else on earth) day 7: Phew! Day off from all that hard work. reflects what most scientists theorize as the sequence of evolution. ...

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by AstusAleator
Sun May 04, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Bible vs Darwin
Replies: 293
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