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)
 
n
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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ascendancy
1712, from ascendant (q.v.).
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Example sentences
But some scientists say they could make a run for global ascendancy if humans,
  as many biologists.
There are many means of marking this new ascendancy.
The caution and modesty of the prime minister's public pronouncements are at
  odds with his new ascendancy.
The ascendancy of one view often creates the conditions for an economic
  counterreaction.
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