Dom`i*na"tion (?), n. [F. domination, L. dominatio.] 1. The act of dominating; exercise of power in ruling; dominion; supremacy; authority; often, arbitrary or insolent sway.

In such a people, the haughtiness of domination combines with the spirit of freedom.

2. A ruling party; a party in power. [R.] Burke.

3. pl. A high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy; -- a meaning given by the schoolmen.

Thrones, dominations, princedoms, virtues, powers.