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supremacy

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noun su·prem·a·cy \sə-ˈpre-mə-sē, sü- also -ˈprē-\

Simple Definition of supremacy

  • : the quality or state of having more power, authority, or status than anyone else : the state of being supreme

Full Definition of supremacy

plural su·prem·a·cies

  1. :  the quality or state of being supreme; also :  supreme authority or power

Examples of supremacy

  1. <the Roman empire had supremacy over the entire Mediterranean world>

  2. <the supremacy of cashmere among wools accounts for its high price>



Origin of supremacy

supreme + -acy (as in primacy)


First Known Use: 1537



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