Dominie (Wiktionary definition) is a Scots language and Scottish English term for a Scottish schoolmaster usually of the Church of Scotland and also a term used in the US for a minister or pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church.
It comes from the Latin domine (vocative case of Dominus 'Lord, Master'). When the Church of Scotland began to introduce universal provision of education in Scotland after it became established as a national church in 1560, its aim was to have a university educated schoolmaster in every parish. The minister sometimes served as the dominie. Over time this came to be used as a term for a minister, schoolmaster or university student.
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- "dominie n. a schoolmaster, teacher". Scots Language Centre. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "dominie". Oxford English Dictionary (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. (Subscription or participating institution membership required.)