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ascendancy

[uh-sen-duh n-see] /əˈsɛn dən si/
noun
1.
the state of being in the ascendant; governing or controlling influence; domination.
Origin of ascendancy
1705-1715
1705-15; ascend(ant) + -ancy
Related forms
nonascendance, noun
nonascendancy, noun
nonascendence, noun
nonascendency, noun
Synonyms
primacy, predominance, command, sovereignty, mastery, supremacy.
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ascendancy

/əˈsɛndənsɪ/
noun
1.
the condition of being dominant, esp through superior economic or political power
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Word Origin and History for ascendancy
n.

1712; see ascendant + -cy.

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