Meaning of -DOM in English

-dom /dəm/ BrE AmE suffix

[ Language: Old English ]

1 . [in uncountable nouns] the state of being something:



2 . [in countable nouns]

a) an area ruled in a particular way:

a kingdom

b) a particular rank:

a dukedom

⇨ ↑ officialdom

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