One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A title prefixed to the names of some Roman Catholic dignitaries and Benedictine and Carthusian monks.‘Dom Bede Griffiths’
- ‘The title of the volume comes from Dom Helda Camara, Archbishop of Recife, Brazil.’
2Portuguese form of don (sense 2 of the noun)
From Latin dominus ‘master’.
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