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 History of this Word

"dom" is from "dom" (place) spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
fandom
martyrdom
boredom
princedom

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grammar is modifier

"-dom" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates status or condition. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-dom illustration Freedom of expression is one of the most fundamental rights that individuals enjoy.
-dom illustration Classification of the plant kingdom can be especially confusing to the amateur naturalist.