Definition of supremacy
: the quality or state of being supreme; also : supreme authority or power
Examples of supremacy in a Sentence
the Roman empire had supremacy over the entire Mediterranean world
the supremacy of cashmere among wools accounts for its high price
Recent Examples of supremacy from the Web
Lee was devoted to defending the principle of white supremacy; Longstreet was not.
On the other, opponents countered the statue is a symbol of white supremacy and slavery.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is turning to store employees to carry out local deliveries at the end of their shifts as the retailer battles Amazon.com Inc. for e-commerce supremacy.
The Texas Rangers are no longer battling the Houston Astros for American League West supremacy.
New Orleans recently removed three prominent Confederate statues and a monument heralding white supremacy.
After all, though sales along the L train may suffer in the coming years, the line’s status — and supremacy — is likely to be restored along with the Canarsie tunnel.
Landrieu systematically eviscerates all the non-history by which the Confederate States of America were repurposed as a device to justify Jim Crow and white supremacy.
The age of unchallenged human supremacy may be drawing to a close.
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Origin and Etymology of supremacy
supreme + -acy (as in primacy)
First Known Use: 1537See Words from the same year
SUPREMACY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of supremacy for English Language Learners
: the quality or state of having more power, authority, or status than anyone else : the state of being supreme
SUPREMACY Defined for Kids
Definition of supremacy for Students
: the highest rank, power, or authority
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