For six generations the dynasty ruled over its dominions on five continents.
Advanced English Dictionary
+noun 1[U] (over sb/sth) (literary) authority to rule; control: Man has dominion over the natural world. + Soon the whole country was under his sole dominion. 2[C] (formal) an area controlled by one ruler: the vast dominions of the Chinese Empire 3 (often Dominion) [C] (in the past) any of the countries of the British Commonwealth that had their own government Compare: COLONY, PROTECTORATE
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