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

  Dominance \Dom"i*nance\, Dominancy \Dom"i*nan*cy\, n.
     Predominance; ascendency; authority.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: superior development of one side of the body [syn:
           laterality, dominance]
      2: 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,
         ascendency, control]
      3: the organic phenomenon in which one of a pair of alleles
         present in a genotype is expressed in the phenotype and the
         other allele of the pair is not
      4: the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has
         the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given
         authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the
         state" [syn: authority, authorization, authorisation,
         potency, dominance, say-so]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  66 Moby Thesaurus words for "dominance":
     ascendance, ascendancy, authority, balance of power, charisma,
     charm, clout, consequence, control, credit, dominancy, domination,
     dominion, effect, eminence, eminent domain, enchantment, esteem,
     favor, force, good feeling, hold, importance, incidental power,
     influence, influentiality, insinuation, leadership, leverage,
     magnetism, masterdom, mastery, moment, overlordship, personality,
     persuasion, potency, power, predominance, predominancy,
     predomination, preeminence, preponderance, prepotence, prepotency,
     pressure, prestige, primacy, principality, purchase, reign, repute,
     rule, say, sovereignty, suasion, subtle influence, suggestion,
     superiority, supremacy, suzerainship, suzerainty, sway, upper hand,
     weight, whip hand

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