One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘France then decided to establish dominion over Laos and Cambodia’
supremacy, ascendancy, dominance, domination, superiority, predominance, pre-eminence, primacy, hegemony, authority, mastery, control, command, direction, power, sway, rule, government, jurisdiction, sovereignty, suzerainty, lordship, overlordship
the upper hand, the whip hand, the edge, advantage, hold, grasp
rare predomination, paramountcy, prepotence, prepotency, prepollency
2‘the country was a British dominion for over eighty years’
dependency, colony, protectorate, territory, province, outpost, satellite, satellite state
historical tributary, fief
realm, kingdom, empire, domain, country, nation, land
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