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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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DOMINATIVE POWER

The right of authority over acts of persons in private societies, as husband over wife, parents over children, and master over servants. In Christianity this right is balanced by the duty to love.

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