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Line breaks: as¦cend|ancy
Pronunciation: /əˈsɛnd(ə)nsi
(also ascendency)

Definition of ascendancy in English:


[mass noun]
1Occupation of a position of dominant power or influence: the ascendancy of good over evil [in singular]: the poor have a moral ascendancy over the rich
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  • 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.
1.1 short for Protestant ascendancy.

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