dominie [däm′ə nē; ] for 2, usually [ dō′mənē]
[< voc. ( domine) of L dominus: see DOMINATE]
1. in Scotland, a schoolmaster
2. Informal any pastor or clergyman

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  • Dominie — Dom i*nie, n. [L. dominus master. See {Don}, {Dame}.] 1. A schoolmaster; a pedagogue. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] This was Abel Sampson, commonly called, from occupation as a pedagogue, Dominie Sampson. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. A clergyman. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dominie — For other uses, see Dominie (disambiguation). Dominie is a Scots language and Scottish English term for a Scottish schoolmaster or a minister, usually of the Church of Scotland but sometimes of other presbyterian churches in Scotland. This title… …   Wikipedia

  • dominie —    Used of a schoolmaster in former times, especially in Scotland. The word occurs fairly frequently in the novels of Sir Walter Scott, for instance, either as a title used alone or as the prefix to a family name. In the USA ‘dominie’, or… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • dominie — noun Etymology: Latin domine, vocative of dominus Date: 1612 1. chiefly Scottish schoolmaster 2. clergyman …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dominie — /dom euh nee, doh meuh /, n. 1. Chiefly Scot. a schoolmaster. 2. a pastor in the Dutch Reformed Church. 3. Chiefly Hudson Valley. a pastor or minister. [1605 15; var. of DOMINE] * * * …   Universalium

  • dominie — noun a) A schoolmaster, teacher. b) A pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church …   Wiktionary

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  • dominie — dom·i·nie || dÉ’mɪnɪ n. (in Scotland) principal of a school ; priest, pastor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Dominie — (schoolmaster) is not often used these days …   Scottish slang

  • dominie — [ dɒmɪni] noun (plural dominies) 1》 Scottish a schoolmaster. 2》 chiefly US a pastor or clergyman. Origin C17: alt. of L. domine! (vocative) master!, sir! , from dominus lord …   English new terms dictionary