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gain dominion over someone or something

to achieve total authority over someone or something. The dictator sought to gain dominion over the entire country. Harry was not happy until he had gained dominion over the people who worked for him.
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It will turn instead on whether Old Dominion can slow Tennessee's Chamique Holdsclaw.
The Harley, valued at over $22,000, was the grand prize in the "Come On and Take a Free Ride" promotion sponsored by Dominion Enterprises and its four automotive subsidiaries - @utoRevenue[TM], Dealerskins, Dealer Specialties[R], and XI Group.
Janes said, "The reception the Dominion received while displayed at the RSNA tradeshow exceeded our expectations.
Due to their mobility and use of standard wall power, the flexibility to move throughout the facility and better service the facility's needs while retaining a high ROI, the smaller local community hospitals and medical clinics could each purchase several Dominion products.
The ratings of Dominion subsidiaries, Consolidated Natural Gas Company (CNG) and Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO) are also affirmed.
Dominion's call option in five years is balanced by a replacement capital covenant (for the benefit of holders of certain designated indebtedness of Dominion Resources, Inc.
Old Dominion will begin deployment of the Iteris LDW system in August 2006 and expects to have the trucks fully outfitted within six months.
Dominion will replace all five of its current systems with one central meter data repository, powered by an Oracle database.
It will also allow us to concentrate on our core business of selling and building homes," said William Cornely, chief financial officer of Dominion Homes.
Dominion, Consolidated Natural Gas and VEPCO have the same Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) due to rating linkages created by the internal hedging and integrated capital management strategy of the group.
Currently, Dominion Homes Financial Services (DHFS), a subsidiary of Dominion Homes, Inc.
Cornely joins Dominion Homes with more than 25 years of real estate financial reporting.
The preference shares of Dominion will continue to be traded under the symbol "DMN.
Recognizing the limitations of its existing legacy claims technology, The Dominion proactively embarked on an extensive search for a replacement system.
NASDAQ:ITRI) announced today a contract with Dominion Virginia Power to expand its automatic meter reading (AMR) system with the retrofit of 750,000 electricity meters with Itron technology.