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 for ascendent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  ascendent \ascendent\ n.
     1. position or state of being dominant or in control. that
        idea was in the ascendant.
  
     Syn: ascendant.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more
        remote that a grandparent).
  
     Syn: ancestor, ascendant, antecedent.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ascendant \As*cend"ant\, Ascendent \As*cend"ent\, a.
     1. Rising toward the zenith; above the horizon.
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              The constellation . . . about that time ascendant.
                                                    --Browne.
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     2. Rising; ascending. --Ruskin.
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     3. Superior; surpassing; ruling.
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              An ascendant spirit over him.         --South.
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              The ascendant community obtained a surplus of
              wealth.                               --J. S. Mill.
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              Without some power of persuading or confuting, of
              defending himself against accusations, . . . no man
              could possibly hold an ascendent position. --Grote.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  ascendent \ascendent\ adj.
     1. tending or directed upward.
  
     Syn: ascendant, ascensive.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
                rooted and ascendant strength like that of
                foliage.                            --John Ruskin
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. having the most important influence.
  
     Syn: ascendant, dominating, prestigious.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ascendent
      adj 1: tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant
             strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin [syn:
             ascendant, ascendent, ascensive]
      2: most powerful or important or influential; "the economically
         ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event
         of the war in Europe" [syn: ascendant, ascendent,
         dominating]
      n 1: position or state of being dominant or in control; "that
           idea was in the ascendant" [syn: ascendant, ascendent]
      2: someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote
         than a grandparent) [syn: ancestor, ascendant,
         ascendent, antecedent, root] [ant: descendant,
         descendent]

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