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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Word Origin & History

ascendancy
1712, from ascendant (q.v.).

ascendency
alt. spelling of ascendancy (see -ance).
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Example sentences
Western ascendency will prove to be nothing but an historic abrasion.
Primarily the ascendency of new totalitarian groups due to natural disasters, economic collapse, or even war.
In this movement naval ascendency plays a large part.
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