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Meaning of ASCENDENCY

Pronunciation:  u'sendunsee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"
 

ASCENDENCY is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, control, dominance
 
 See Also: absolutism, ascendant, ascendent, condition, despotism, domination, dominion, mastery, monopoly, predominance, predomination, regulation, rule, status, supremacy, tyranny

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\As*cend"en*cy\, n.
Governing or controlling influence; domination; power.

      An undisputed ascendency.                --Macaulay.

      Custom has an ascendency over the understanding.
                                               --Watts.

Syn: Control; authority; influence; sway; dominion;
     prevalence; domination.

 

 

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