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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Ascendency \As*cend"en*cy\, n.
Governing or controlling influence; the state that exists
when one person or group has power over another; domination;
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
An undisputed ascendency. --Macaulay.
Custom has an ascendency over the understanding.
Syn: Control; authority; influence; sway; dominion;
prevalence; domination; dominance; ascendance;
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: 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" [syn:
dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy,
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