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ascendancy Syllabification: as·cend·an·cy
Pronunciation: /əˈsendənsē/
(also ascendency)

Definition of ascendancy in English:


Occupation of a position of dominant power or influence: the ascendancy of good over evil they have a moral ascendancy over the rich
More example sentences
  • The ascendency of Hardwicke's position was aided by two factors in addition to Fortescue's retirement.
  • The problem of translation has become a moral question of linguistic ascendancy.
  • Following his downfall, the conservatives in economic and religious positions are in the ascendancy.

Words that rhyme with ascendancy

intendancy, interdependency, pendency, resplendency, superintendency, tendency, transcendency
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