Definition of dominium in English:

dominium

noun

mass nounUS
Law
  • Ownership and control of property.

    • ‘In 1500 the concept most frequently invoked was dominium, which was used by the practitioners of Roman civil law and local or customary law to signify ownership of land.’
    • ‘So there has never been, in the common law, an absolutist, legal concept of human mastery over land, no notion of dominium or ownership.’
    • ‘He did not differentiate between the proprium or dominium, property rights, and the imperium, political prerogative.’
    • ‘In systems based on Roman law, a landowner always had dominium.’
    • ‘England struggled with the problem of distinguishing between imperium, or sovereignty, and dominium, or property, in its American colonies.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin.

Pronunciation

dominium

/dəˈmɪnɪəm/