from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Power of control; dominion; mastery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Dominion; rule; command.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete dominion; rule; command


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  • Kristal and the Republicnaughts are more than willing to compromise, as long as the end product is giving corporate masterdom all their wish list.

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  • He has everything: masterdom of the role, of the space, physical movement, everything.

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  • You lords of creation lead your slaves sad lives when it pleases you to change your billing and cooing for matter-of-fact masterdom and rule.

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  • He had been sharp enough to perceive already that Mr Kennedy was an autocrat in his own house, and he knew Lady Laura well enough to be sure that such masterdom would be very irksome to her.

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  • He was a masterful but a pleasant man, very civil to customers and to his friends generally while they took him the right way; but one who could be a Tartar if he were offended, holding an opinion that his position as landlord of an inn was one requiring masterdom.

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  • She could remember, not the person, but all the recent memories of the old Squire, the veneration with which he was named, the masterdom which was attributed to him, the unequalled nobility of his position in regard to Dillsborough.

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  • The woman being to – day the captain of the marriage bark, either steers into the vast Pacific waters of lord – and – masterdom, though never, of course, hauling down the flag of perfect love; or else, much more frequently these latter days, she steers into the rather grey Atlantic of true friendship and companionship, still keeping the flag of perfect love bravely afloat.


  • When probed . . . they show at the bottom of their souls pride and vainglory in their condition of masterdom.

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  • Kate had also already found that her aunt could be imperious; but this taste for masterdom had not shown itself so plainly in London as it did from the moment that the train had left the station at Shoreditch.

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  • But she had already begun to tell herself that she must not submit herself to his masterdom.

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