Authority and Dominion


Authority noun - Lawful control over the affairs of a political unit (as a nation).
Usage example: the sheriff had authority over the whole county

Dominion is a synonym for authority in power topic. In some cases you can use "Dominion" instead a noun "Authority", when it comes to topics like direction, control, advantage, command. popular alternative


Dominion noun - Controlling power or influence over others.
Usage example: in the Bible, man is given dominion over all the animals

Authority is a synonym for dominion in power topic. You can use "Authority" instead a noun "Dominion", if it concerns topics such as control, direction, advantage, rule. popular alternative

Nearby Words: dominant, dominance, domination

How words are described

human human authority human dominion
full full authority full dominion
complete complete authority complete dominion
formal formal authority formal dominion
Other adjectives: total, legal, proper, real, great, absolute, ultimate, national, primary.

Both words in one sentence

  • In Ars Magica, the Catholic Church's authority over medieval Europe is called The Dominion, and stifles the power of demons, faeries and Hermetic wizards.
  • Immune to Bullets Mars (war) is the most gifted soldier alive, and immune to weapons of war (as each incarnation has supreme authority over its dominion).
  • Literature / Fevre Dream Asskicking Equals Authority: The strongest vampire of a pack is acknowledged as the "bloodmaster," and at least apparently holds complete dominion over his underlings.
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