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ascendency


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ascendency  \As*cend"en*cy\,  n. 
  Governing  or  controlling  influence;  domination;  power. 
 
  An  undisputed  ascendency.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Custom  has  an  ascendency  over  the  understanding. 
  --Watts. 
 
  Syn:  Control;  authority;  influence;  sway;  dominion; 
  prevalence;  domination. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ascendency 
  n  :  the  state  that  exists  when  one  person  or  group  has  power 
  over  another;  "her  apparent  dominance  of  her  husband  was 
  really  her  attempt  to  make  him  pay  attention  to  her" 
  [syn:  {dominance},  {ascendance},  {ascendence},  {ascendancy}, 
  {control}] 




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