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dominion

(Encyclopedia) dominion, power to rule, or that which is subject to rule. Before 1949 the term was used officially to describe the self-governing countries of the Commonwealth of…

Brewer's: Old Dominion

Virginia. Every Act of Parliament to the Declaration of Independence designated Virginia “the Colony and Dominion of Virginia.” Captain John Smith, in his History of Virginia (1629), calls…

Brewer's: Dominions

One of the orders of angels, symbolished in Christian art by an ensign. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894DominoDominie Sampson A B C D E F G H I J K…

Canada Day (Holiday)

(Encyclopedia) Canada Day, formerly Dominion Day, Canadian national holiday, celebrated July 1. It is the anniversary of the uniting in 1867 of Upper and Lower Canada, New Brunswick,…

Westminster, Statute of

(Encyclopedia) Westminster, Statute of, 1931, in British imperial history, an act of the British Parliament that gave formal recognition to the autonomy of the dominions of the British…

British North America Act

(Encyclopedia) British North America Act, law passed by the British Parliament in 1867 that provided for the unification of the Canadian provinces into the dominion of Canada. Until…

Rowell, Newton Wesley

(Encyclopedia) Rowell, Newton Wesley rou´əl [key], 1867–1941, Canadian jurist and statesman, b. Ontario. He was elected (1911) to the Ontario legislature and then served in the…

Indian Head

(Encyclopedia) Indian Head, town (1991 pop. 1,827), SE Sask., Canada, E of Regina. In a wheat-growing region, it has flour mills and grain elevators. A dominion experimental and…

Penticton

(Encyclopedia) Penticton, city (1991 pop. 27,258), S British Columbia, Canada, located where the Okanagan River flows into Okanagan Lake. It is a service and trade center for the…