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dynasty

[ dahy-nuh-stee; British also din-uh-stee ]
/ ˈdaɪ nə sti; British also ˈdɪn ə sti /
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noun, plural dy·nas·ties.

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.

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Origin of dynasty

1425–75; late Middle English <Late Latin dynastīa<Greek dynasteia.See dynast, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for dynasty

dynasty
/ (ˈdɪnəstɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a sequence of hereditary rulersan Egyptian dynasty
any sequence of powerful leaders of the same familythe Kennedy dynasty
dynastic (dɪˈnæstɪk) or dynastical, adjectivedynastically, adverb
C15: via Late Latin from Greek dunasteia, from dunastēs dynast
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