ascendancy


as·cen·dan·cy

noun \ə-ˈsen-dən(t)-sē\

: a position of power in which someone can control or influence other people

Full Definition of ASCENDANCY

:  governing or controlling influence :  domination

Variants of ASCENDANCY

as·cen·dan·cy also as·cen·den·cy \ə-ˈsen-dən(t)-sē\

Examples of ASCENDANCY

  1. the ascendancy of the government
  2. <a book chronicling the ascendancy of fascism in Europe after World War I>

First Known Use of ASCENDANCY

1677

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