- 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 ascendancy
My golden age comes to a halt with the ascendancy of music videos.The Golden Age of Rock Album Covers
December 5, 2014
Their ascendancy corresponded with a moment of increased lesbian visibility and so-called lesbian chic.Tick-Tock: The Explosive Power of the Lesbian Avengers
March 22, 2014
Blues fan certainly can celebrate the ascendancy of these promising young artists.Do Blues Musicians Need to be Really, Really Old?
September 22, 2013
That Severson started down this career path on a fluke makes her ascendancy even sweeter.A Life in Food
John Douglas Marshall
May 28, 2010
Naturally, Republicans are hoping that this represents the end of a short-lived Democratic ascendancy.The Democrats' Silver Lining
January 6, 2010
The arts, as well as the arms of the enemy, were gaining the ascendancy there.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
This Imogen is the moment of our ascendancy, this little period is all our own.Imogen
The High Church party obtained the ascendancy and abused their power.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
It was rumored that there lay the ultimate proof of Anglo-Saxon ascendancy.Rosinante to the Road Again
John Dos Passos
There is another aspect to Japan's ascendancy and her recognition by the West.Is civilization a disease?
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 ascendancy
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