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 for Dominant estate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dominant \Dom"i*nant\, a. [L. dominans, -antis, p. pr. of
     dominari: cf. F. dominant. See Dominate.]
     Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as,
     the dominant party, church, spirit, power.
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           The member of a dominant race is, in his dealings with
           the subject race, seldom indeed fraudulent, . . . but
           imperious, insolent, and cruel.          --Macaulay.
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     Dominant estate or Dominant tenement (Law), the estate to
        which a servitude or easement is due from another estate,
        the estate over which the servitude extends being called
        the servient estate or tenement. --Bouvier. --Wharton's
        Law Dict.
  
     Dominant owner (Law), one who owns lands on which there is
        an easement owned by another.
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     Syn: Governing; ruling; controlling; prevailing; predominant;
          ascendant.
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