Don (honorific)

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Don (Spanish: [don]; Italian: [dɔn]; Portuguese: Dom [dõ], from Latin dominus), abbreviated as D., is an honorific prefix used in Spain and the former Spanish Empire, Croatia, Italy, and Portugal and its former colonies.[1]

Don, and dom, is came from the Latin Dominus: the most important member of a household, a title used during the Roman Republic in classical antiquity.

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  1. de León Pinelo, Antonio Rodríguez & de Solórzano Pereira, Juan, eds. (1680). Recopilación de Leyes de los Reynos de las Indias (pdf) (in Spanish). Vol. Libro Sexto.