ascendancy

or as·cend·en·cy

[uh-sen-duhn-see]
Also as·cend·ance, as·cend·ence.

Origin of ascendancy

First recorded in 1705–15; ascend(ant) + -ancy
Related formsnon·as·cend·ance, nounnon·as·cend·an·cy, nounnon·as·cend·ence, nounnon·as·cend·en·cy, noun

Synonyms for ascendancy

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British Dictionary definitions for ascendence

ascendancy

ascendency ascendance or ascendence (əˈsɛndəns)

noun
  1. the condition of being dominant, esp through superior economic or political power
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Word Origin and History for ascendence

ascendancy

n.

1712; see ascendant + -cy.

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