- the state of being in the ascendant; governing or controlling influence; domination.
Also as·cend·ance, as·cend·ence.
Origin of ascendancy
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primacy, predominance, command, sovereignty, mastery, supremacy.
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Examples from the Web for ascendance
But Scott, in taking the parlance of the street to the SportsCenter desk, helped affirm its ascendance.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott
January 4, 2015
Not that this bigotry was an obstacle to his ascendance in the Republican Party.The Crazy Ted Cruz-Jesse Helms Connection
September 12, 2013
And he came back with a vengeance: his arguably greatest triumphs, including the ascendance of Fox News, were still to come.Can Murdoch Salvage His Legacy?
July 14, 2011
Ironically, the ascendance has been so complete that much of the remaining stereotyping exists among South Asians themselves.The Raj Trial and Wall Street's South Asian Elite
April 21, 2011
The election of Emanuel, in other words, could be tantamount to the ascendance of a third Daley.Rahm vs. the Left
October 5, 2010
With meritocracy in the ascendance, aristocracy was in descent.After the Rain
Now, had peace been maintained all this was impossible; moreover the ascendance of the party was compromised.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 3 (of 6)
Hippolyte A. Taine
You only could have corrected my errours; you, by your ascendance over my feelings, might have refined them into virtues.The Wanderer (Volume 1 of 5)
ascendency ascendance or ascendence (əˈsɛndəns)
- the condition of being dominant, esp through superior economic or political power
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Word Origin and History for ascendance
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