[ dahy-nas-tik; British also dih-nas-tik ]


  1. of or relating to a dynasty, a sequence of rulers or other powerful or wealthy people, usually from the same family:

    Democracy, by definition, can't prohibit dynastic or corrupt rulers but it offers ways to correct or alter the situation.

    Artifacts found in the Royal Nubian burials at Qustul bear the oldest-known examples of Egyptian dynastic symbols, such as the white crown of Egypt and the falcon.

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Other Words From

  • dy·nas·ti·cal·ly adverb
  • an·ti·dy·nas·tic adjective
  • an·ti·dy·nas·ti·cal adjective
  • an·ti·dy·nas·ti·cal·ly adverb
  • non·dy·nas·tic adjective
  • non·dy·nas·ti·cal adjective
  • non·dy·nas·ti·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dynastic1

First recorded in 1620–30, for an earlier sense; dynast(y) ( def ) + -ic ( def )

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Example Sentences

A mutually beneficial ecosystem was constructed, and the Warriors became a dynasty.

His departure, whenever it comes, will likely set off the hiring circus to end all hiring circuses, as Alabama hopes to safeguard its dynasty.

It’s unclear what the future holds for the modern dynasties and their coaches.

Nero was the last of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, which had ruled Rome since the first emperor, Augustus.

She would go on to win three championships with the Yankees, part of a dynasty that also included current Marlins CEO Derek Jeter at shortstop.

The religion shaped all facets of life: art, medicine, literature, and even dynastic politics.

But some of the most obvious places where dynastic power can be seen are on the executive side of the business.

Might that be Hafsat herself, a dynastic political power and dedicated public servant already?

“The dynastic choice is the only viable one,” wrote director Alessandro Sallusti.

The Russian Revolution summed everything up in an instant: in place of dynastic rule, absolutism of a different kind.

It is only as regards the house of Brunswick that the older dynastic questions still have some political importance.

France was destined to become for a time the sport of an antiquated dynastic system.

The original home or centre of development of this Dynastic Egyptian type seems to have been in southern or south-western Arabia.

The Wars of the Roses, a bitter dynastic war, were still very vivid in the minds of English people.

Thus, religious interests would have given way to dynastic interests, at least so ran the report.


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