Dominium Law and Legal Definition

The word “dominium” is derived from the Latin word “dominus” meaning “lord.” Dominium is the Roman term for the rights of an owner against the entire world. Dominium means absolute ownership along with the right to possession and use. The owner is also entitled with the right to retain the property or transfer the property at his/her pleasure. Dominium was subject to charges or servitudes and planning restrictions. Over the years, dominium came to mean mere ownership of property.