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. Burke.
2. A ruling party; a party in power.
3. pl. A high order of angels in the
celestial hierarchy; -- a meaning given by the schoolmen.
Thrones, dominations, princedoms, virtues,