Definition of ascendancy in English:

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ascendancy

Pronunciation: /əˈsɛnd(ə)nsi/
(also ascendency)

noun

[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
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.
Synonyms
1.1 short for Protestant ascendancy.

Words that rhyme with ascendancy

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

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