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dominee, noun

Forms:
domine, dominieShow more Also domine, dominie, dominy, duminy, and with initial capital.
Origin:
Dutch, Latin, English, British EnglishShow more Dutch, ‘clergyman’, ‘minister’, from Latin, being the vocative case of dominus lord. In the earlier quotations, the form ‘dominie’ is perhaps the (chiefly Scottish) English dominie teacher, and ‘domine’ the British English domine clergyman.
Note:
Used also in U.S. English (as ‘dominie’).
1. obsolete. A parish clerk, catechist, or other minor cleric in the Dutch Reformed churches; Voorlezer. See also sieketrooster.
1846 J. Sutherland Memoir II. 62Sacrament was performed to the sick of the ship Bull by the domine.
1925 H.J. Mandelbrote tr. of O.F. Mentzel’s Descr. of Cape of G.H. II. 17These posts include..the upper surgeon, who..has to have a knowledge of both medicine and surgery; the dominie or sick-comforter; and the commander of troops.
2.
a. predikant sense a.
1883 M.A. Carey-Hobson Farm in Karoo 231Look at this one (sc. feather), would it not make a splendid exaggeration of a quill pen for an old dominie in a charade?
1991 A. Van Wyk Birth of New Afrikaner 52The regular communion service was conducted by our white minister...The white dominee always invited some of the members of his own congregation to attend.
b. ‘Minister’, used: i. As a term of address. ii. With a name, as a title; Ds; predikant sense b.
1948 H.C. Bosman in L. Abrahams Unto Dust (1963) 34We noticed that Gertruida called the predikant ‘Father’ now, and not ‘Dominie’.
1991 E. Prov. Herald 22 May 1Haven director Dominee Willie van der Merwe said..the children would cherish the day for the rest of their lives.
A parish clerk, catechist, or other minor cleric in the Dutch Reformed churches; Voorlezer.
predikanta.
i. As a term of address. ii. With a name, as a title; Ds; predikantb.

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