supremacy

noun su·prem·a·cy \ sə-ˈpre-mə-sē , sü- also -ˈprē- \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of supremacy

plural supremacies
:the quality or state of being supreme; also :supreme authority or power

Examples of supremacy in a Sentence

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of supremacy

supreme + -acy (as in primacy)


SUPREMACY Defined for English Language Learners

supremacy

noun

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

supremacy

noun su·prem·a·cy \ su̇-ˈpre-mə-sē \

Definition of supremacy for Students

plural supremacies
:the highest rank, power, or authority


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