Meaning of -dom in English:

-dom

Pronunciation /d?m/

suffix

  • 1Forming nouns denoting a state or condition.

    • ‘freedom’
  • 2Forming nouns denoting rank or status.

    • ‘earldom’
  • 3Forming nouns denoting a domain.

    • ‘fiefdom’
  • 4Forming nouns denoting a class of people or the attitudes associated with them, regarded collectively.

    • ‘officialdom’

Origin

Old English -dōm, originally meaning ‘decree, judgement’.