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supremacy

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

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

plural su·prem·a·cies

Full Definition of SUPREMACY

:  the quality or state of being supreme; also :  supreme authority or power
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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
SUPREMACY Defined for Kids

supremacy

noun su·prem·a·cy \s-ˈpre-mə-sē\
plural su·prem·a·cies

Definition of SUPREMACY for Kids

:  the highest rank, power, or authority

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