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ascendancy

or as·cend·en·cy

[ uh-sen-duhn-see ]
/ əˈsɛn dən si /
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noun
the state of being in theascendant; governing or controlling influence; domination.
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Also as·cend·ance, as·cend·ence .

Origin of ascendancy

First recorded in 1705–15; ascend(ant) + -ancy

OTHER WORDS FROM ascendancy

non·as·cend·ance, nounnon·as·cend·an·cy, nounnon·as·cend·ence, nounnon·as·cend·en·cy, noun
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How to use ascendancy in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ascendancy

ascendancy

ascendency ascendance or ascendence (əˈsɛndəns)

/ (əˈsɛndənsɪ) /

noun
the condition of being dominant, esp through superior economic or political power
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