Definition of Ascendancy

1. Noun. 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"




Definition of Ascendancy

1. n. Same as Ascendency.

Definition of Ascendancy

1. Noun. The process or period of one's ascent ¹

2. Noun. Supremacy; superiority; dominant control; the quality of being in the ascendant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ascendancy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascendancy

ascaridole
ascaridoles
ascarids
ascaris
ascaris suum
ascaron
ascaroside
ascarosides
ascarylose
ascaunt
ascend
ascendable
ascendance
ascendances
ascendancies
ascendancy (current term)
ascendant
ascendantly
ascendants
ascended
ascendence
ascendences
ascendencies
ascendency
ascendens
ascendent
ascendents
ascender
ascenders
ascendest

Literary usage of Ascendancy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publication of the American Sociological Society by American Sociological Association (1918)
"PRIMITIVE SOCIAL ascendancy VIEWED AS AN AGENT OF SELECTION IN SOCIETY F. STUART ... Primitive social ascendancy is impatient of individual idiosyncrasy and ..."

2. Human Nature and the Social Order by Charles Horton Cooley (1922)
"Can we make out anything like a rationale of personal ascendancy? ... It is plain that the theory of ascendancy involves the question of the mind's relative ..."

3. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1846)
"There ia тегу little doubt hut that the position of the political world is such, that a general war would be precipitated, but tor the manifest ascendancy ..."

4. The House of Seleucus by Edwyn Robert Bevan (1902)
"... ascendancy TUB chief part in overthrowing Demetrius and bringing in Alexander had been taken by Ptolemy Philometor.1 It had been shown abundantly how ..."

5. The Growth of British Policy: An Historical Essay by John Robert Seeley (1895)
"The accession of James produced in English politics a change similar to that which the ascendancy of Louvois had produced in the government of Louis. ..."

6. The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg (1913)
"The political history of this second great era of Whig ascendancy falls into some four or five stages. The first, extending from the accession of the Grey ..."

7. System of Positive Polity by Auguste Comte (1877)
"But, to gain and to hold such ascendancy, Positivists must The per- at once form a habit of individual exertion ; otherwise, ..."

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