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dynastic

[ dahy-nas-tik; British also dih-nas-tik ]
/ daɪˈnæs tɪk; British also dɪˈnæs tɪk /
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adjective
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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Rarely dy·nas·ti·cal [dahy-nas-ti-kuhl; British also dih-nas-] /daɪˈnæs tɪ kəl; British also dɪˈnæs-/ .

Origin of dynastic

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

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