- a sequence of rulers from the same family, stock, or group: the Ming dynasty.
- the rule of such a sequence.
- a series of members of a family who are distinguished for their success, wealth, etc.
Origin of dynasty
Examples from the Web for dynastic
But some of the most obvious places where dynastic power can be seen are on the executive side of the business.Trustafarians Want to Tell You How to Live
October 31, 2014
Might that be Hafsat herself, a dynastic political power and dedicated public servant already?The Nigerian Women Who Fight for Democracy
October 1, 2014
“The dynastic choice is the only viable one,” wrote director Alessandro Sallusti.Could Silvio Berlusconi’s Daughter Take Over Italy, Too?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
May 10, 2014
The Russian Revolution summed everything up in an instant: in place of dynastic rule, absolutism of a different kind.Can We Divorce Our Elites?
April 13, 2014
It turns the focus to the inner lives of three young women caught in the dynastic soap opera.This Week’s Hot Reads: July 2, 2012
July 2, 2012
The notion of dynastic descent was wanting to it from the beginning.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI
Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
He had precisely the same kind of dynastic idea, you know, that you fellows have.The Market-Place
The change in China at the end of the seventeenth century was only dynastic.Chinese Painters
Under Louis-Philippe he was the leader of the dynastic Left.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835
Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
These scarabs have not been found in the early Dynastic graves.Ancient Man in Britain
Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
- a sequence of hereditary rulersan Egyptian dynasty
- any sequence of powerful leaders of the same familythe Kennedy dynasty
Word Origin and History for dynastic
mid-15c. (earlier dynastia, late 14c.), from Middle French dynastie and directly from Late Latin dynastia, from Greek dynasteia "power, lordship, sovereignty," from dynastes "ruler, chief," from dynasthai "have power."