Definition of Ascendency

1. Noun. 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"




Definition of Ascendency

1. n. Governing or controlling influence; domination; power.

Definition of Ascendency

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of ascendancy) ¹

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Definition of Ascendency

1. [n -CIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascendency

ascarylose
ascaunt
ascend
ascendable
ascendance
ascendances
ascendancies
ascendancy
ascendant
ascendantly
ascendants
ascended
ascendence
ascendences
ascendencies
ascendency (current term)
ascendens
ascendent
ascendents
ascender
ascenders
ascendest
ascendeth
ascendible
ascending
ascending(a)
ascending anterior branch
ascending aorta
ascending artery
ascending branch

Literary usage of Ascendency

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Growth of British Policy: An Historical Essay by John Robert Seeley (1895)
"At present we remark only that the dangerous ascendency of France was thus promoted, and that from this time Charles II begins to tend towards a position of ..."

2. The Works of Lord Macaulay by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1898)
"The Macdonalds had once possessed, in the Hebrides and throughout the mountain country of Argyleshire and Invernessshire, an ascendency similar to that ..."

3. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second by Thomas Babington Macaulay (1871)
"But the ascendency of the Macdonalds had, like the ascendency of. the House of Austria, passed away; and the Campbells, the children of Diarmid, ..."

4. The History of England from the Accession of James II by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Hannah More Macaulay Trevelyan (1858)
"The Macdonalds had once possessed, in the Hebrides and throughout the mountain country of Argyleshire and Invernessshire, an ascendency similar to that ..."

5. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"The importance of Pitt's ascendency to the history of the constitution is embodied in the fact that through the combined strength of his personal character ..."

6. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the by Thomas Erskine May (1876)
"... who endeavored to unsettle the government, by further representations to the regent.3 ascendency ^ Henceforth the ascendency of Tory politics, ..."

7. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the Third by Thomas Erskine May (1899)
"... by further representations to the regent.8 ministry un- „ ascendency ' Henceforth the ascendency of Tory politics, which George III. had established, ..."

8. A Treasury of Irish Poetry in the English Tongue by Stopford Augustus Brooke, Thomass William Hazen Rolleston (1900)
"PROTESTANT ascendency ' A Protestant King, a Protestant House of Lords and Commons, a Protestant Hierarchy ; the courts of Justice, the army, the navy, ..."

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