domain


domain
I (land owned) noun alodium, demesne, estate, freehold, hereditament, holding, land, manor, possessio, property, real estate, real property, realty, seigniory, tenure associated concepts: eminent domain II (sphere of influence) noun bailiwick, department, dominion, jurisdiction, kingdom, province, realm, region, seigniory, territory associated concepts: private domain, public domain III index ambit, area (province), bailiwick, capacity (sphere), circuit, coverage (scope), demesne, department, district, dominion (absolute ownership), freehold, holding (property owned), jurisdiction, locality, possessions, property (land), province, real estate, realm, region, sphere, territory, title (right)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


domain
n.
(1) Total ownership of land; land that is owned completely.
(2) The property owned by a nation or state; synonymous with public domain
(3) An area of expertise or influence.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


domain
n. Real estate; the ownership of such real estate. In Internet parlance, an Internet address (such as www.aol.com) to be registered with the appropriate authorities.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


domain
The complete and absolute ownership of land. Also the real estate so owned. The inherent sovereign power claimed by the legislature of a state, of controlling private property for public uses, is termed the right of eminent domain.
National domain is sometimes applied to the aggregate of the property owned directly by a nation. Public domain embraces all lands, the title to which is in the United States, including land occupied for the purposes of federal buildings, arsenals, dock-yards, and so on, and land of an agricultural or mineral character not yet granted to private owners.
Sphere of influence. Range of control or rule; realm.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


domain
The complete and absolute ownership of land. Also the real estate so owned. The inherent sovereign power claimed by the legislature of a state, of controlling private property for public uses, is termed the right of eminent domain.
 
National domain is sometimes applied to the aggregate of the property owned directly by a nation. Public domain embraces all lands, the title to which is in the United States, including land occupied for the purposes of federal buildings, arsenals, dock-yards, and so on, and land of an agricultural or mineral character not yet granted to private owners.
 
Sphere of influence. Range of control or rule; realm.

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