domain verb

A domain verb is one that has no meaning as a control verb within a system, but has such status in a larger system.

For instance, "to arrest someone" is, for Living Platform, a domain verb, since it is not something that can be done within the system. However, within the domain of the laws of Canada, it is a control verb as determined in the law which sets rules for such arrests. To the police officer it is a command verb since s/he can be ordered to arrest by a command hierarchy.

The distinction between domain and control verbs depends on the actual mandated scope of the system. By contrast it is a lot easier to distinguish a command verb - the aspects of a system subject to command and control - from a commit verb - the aspects of a system subject only to negotiations - requiring political virtues to maneuver. Effective politics requires one to infer where domain versus control issues dominate decisions, and the way commitments and commands are deferred and referred.

So-called domain analysis focuses on finding domain verbs.