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superiority, supremacy; domination, control; ancestry


ascendancy
\as*cend"an*cy\ (&?;), ascendance \as*cend"ance\ (&?;), ] n. same as ascendency.
ascendancy
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" [syn: dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendency, control]




The Protestant Ascendancy, usually known simply as the Ascendancy, was a class of Protestant landowners and professionals that dominated political and social life in Ireland up to the early 20th century.

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Noun
1. 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"
(synonym) dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendency, control
(hypernym) condition, status
(hyponym) ascendant, ascendent
(derivation) ascend


(n.)
Alt. of Ascendance
  


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