- 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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The Duke wanted a capable candidate to help him regain his ascendency.
He was quite aware of his own ascendency in counsel and his supremacy in debate.
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They do not desire equality, they are resolved on ascendency.
It was from our ancestors that ascendency received its death-blow.
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 ascendency
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