What is DOMINION?

Ownership, or right to property. 2 Bl. Comm. 1. Title to an article ofproperty which arises from the power of disposition and the right of claiming it Bilker v.Westcott, 73 Tex. 129, 11 S. W. 157. "The holder has the dominion of the bill." 8 East, 579.Sovereignty or lordship; as the dominion of the seas. Moll, de Jure Mar. 91, 92.In the civil law, with reference to the title to property which is transferred by a saleof it, dominion is said to he either "proximate" or "remote." the former being the kind oftitle vesting in the purchaser when he has acquired both the ownership and thepossession of the article, the latter describing the nature of his title when he haslegitimately acquired the ownership of the property but there has been no delivery.Coles v. Perry, 7 Tex. 109.

More On This Topic



Link to This Definition

Did you find this definition of DOMINION helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Edited and fact checked by James: Google +