ascendancy

[uh-sen-duhn-see]
noun
the state of being in the ascendant; governing or controlling influence; domination.
Also, ascendency, ascendance, ascendence.


Origin:
1705–15; ascend(ant) + -ancy

nonascendance, noun
nonascendancy, noun
nonascendence, noun
nonascendency, noun


primacy, predominance, command, sovereignty, mastery, supremacy.
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ascendancy, ascendency, ascendance or ascendence (əˈsɛndənsɪ, əˈsɛndəs)
 
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the condition of being dominant, esp through superior economic or political power
 
ascendency, ascendency, ascendance or ascendence
 
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ascendance, ascendency, ascendance or ascendence
 
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ascendence, ascendency, ascendance or ascendence
 
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ascendance
1742, from ascend + -ance. Properly "the act of ascending," but used from the start in Eng. as a synonym of ascendancy.

ascendancy
1712, from ascendant (q.v.).
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Example sentences
The ascendance of the mining engineer over the skilled craftsperson was a gradual process.
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