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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dynasty  \Dy"nas*ty\  (?;  277),  n.;  pl  {Dynasties}.  [Gr.  ? 
  lordship,  fr  ?  to  hold  power  or  lordship,  fr  ?:  cf  F. 
  dynastie  dynasty.  See  {Dynast}.] 
  1.  Sovereignty;  lordship;  dominion.  --Johnson. 
 
  2.  A  race  or  succession  of  kings,  of  the  same  line  or  family; 
  the  continued  lordship  of  a  race  of  rulers. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dynasty 
  n  :  a  sequence  of  powerful  leaders  in  the  same  family 




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