Etymology
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predominate (v.)

1590s, "to have or exert controlling power," from Medieval Latin praedominatus, past participle of *praedominare from Latin prae "before" (see pre-) + dominari "to rule, dominate, to govern," from dominus "lord, master," from domus "house" (from PIE root *dem- "house, household"). Related: Predominated; predominating; predominatingly; predomination (1580s).

updated on October 17, 2020

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