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

  Mastery \Mas"ter*y\, n.; pl. Masteries. [OF. maistrie.]
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     1. The position or authority of a master; dominion; command;
        supremacy; superiority.
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              If divided by mountains, they will fight for the
              mastery of the passages of the tops.  --Sir W.
                                                    Raleigh.
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     2. Superiority in war or competition; victory; triumph;
        preeminence.
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              The voice of them that shout for mastery. --Ex.
                                                    xxxii. 18.
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              Every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate
              in all things.                        --1 Cor. ix.
                                                    25.
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              O, but to have gulled him
              Had been a mastery.                   --B. Jonson.
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     3. Contest for superiority. [Obs.] --Holland.
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     4. A masterly operation; a feat. [Obs.]
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              I will do a maistrie ere I go.        --Chaucer.
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     5. Specifically, the philosopher's stone. [Obs.]
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     6. The act process of mastering; the state of having
        mastered.
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              He could attain to a mastery in all languages.
                                                    --Tillotson.
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              The learning and mastery of a tongue, being
              unpleasant in itself, should not be cumbered with
              other difficulties.                   --Locke.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mastery
      n 1: great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or
           activity; "a good command of French" [syn: command,
           control, mastery]
      2: power to dominate or defeat; "mastery of the seas" [syn:
         domination, mastery, supremacy]
      3: the act of mastering or subordinating someone [syn:
         mastery, subordination]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  315 Moby Thesaurus words for "mastery":
     Cadmean victory, KO, Pyrrhic victory, Waterloo, ability, acme,
     address, adeptness, adroitness, aedileship, airmanship,
     apprehension, archbishopric, archiepiscopacy, archiepiscopate,
     aristocracy, artfulness, artisanship, artistry, ascendancy,
     authority, authorization, be-all and end-all, beating, bishopric,
     blue ribbon, bravura, brilliance, capability, capacity,
     chairmanship, championship, chancellery, chancellorate,
     chancellorship, charisma, charm, chiefery, chiefry, chieftaincy,
     chieftainry, chieftainship, clairvoyance, claws, cleverness, clout,
     clutches, collapse, command, competence, competency, comprehension,
     conception, conceptualization, condition, conquering, conquest,
     consequence, consulate, consulship, control, coordination, craft,
     craftsmanship, crash, credit, cunning, deanery, deathblow, debacle,
     defeat, deftness, destruction, dexterity, dexterousness,
     dextrousness, dictatorship, dictature, diplomacy, directorship,
     dominance, domination, dominion, downfall, drubbing, easy victory,
     effect, effectiveness, efficiency, eminence, emirate, enchantment,
     episcopacy, esteem, expertise, expertism, expertness, facility,
     failure, fall, favor, finesse, first place, first prize, fitness,
     fittedness, force, foreknowledge, good feeling, governorship,
     grace, grand slam, grasp, grip, gripe, hand, handiness, hands,
     headship, hegemony, height, helm, hiding, hierarchy, highest, hold,
     horsemanship, ideation, imperium, importance, incidental power,
     influence, influentiality, ingeniousness, ingenuity, insinuation,
     intellection, intelligence, iron hand, jurisdiction, kingship,
     knack, knockout, know-how, lambasting, landslide,
     landslide victory, lathering, leadership, leverage, licking,
     lordship, magistracy, magistrateship, magistrature, magnetism,
     management, marksmanship, masterdom, mastership, maturity, maximum,
     mayoralty, mayorship, mental grasp, metropolitanate,
     metropolitanship, might, moment, moral victory, most,
     ne plus ultra, new high, nobility, overcoming, overthrow, overturn,
     palms, papacy, paramountcy, pashadom, pashalic, patriarchate,
     patriarchy, personality, persuasion, picnic, pontificality,
     pontificate, popedom, popehood, popeship, potency, power,
     practical ability, precognition, predominance, prefectship,
     prefecture, prehension, premiership, preparedness, preponderance,
     presidency, presidentship, pressure, prestige, primacy,
     prime-ministership, prime-ministry, princedom, princeship,
     principality, proconsulate, proconsulship, proficiency,
     protectorate, protectorship, provostry, provostship, prowess,
     purchase, pushover, qualification, quickness, quietus, readiness,
     record, rectorate, rectorship, regency, regentship, reign,
     reins of government, repute, resource, resourcefulness, ripeness,
     ruin, rule, ruling class, runaway victory, savoir-faire, savvy,
     say, seamanship, seasoning, seigniory, seneschalship, seneschalsy,
     sheikhdom, sheriffalty, sheriffcy, sheriffdom, shrievalty, skill,
     skillfulness, smash, sovereignty, strings, style, suasion, subdual,
     subduing, subjugation, subtle influence, success, suggestion,
     suitability, suitableness, suitedness, supervisorship, supremacy,
     suzerainship, suzerainty, swag, sway, tact, tactfulness, talons,
     technical brilliance, technical mastery, technical skill,
     technique, tempering, thrashing, timing, top spot, total victory,
     tribunate, trim, trimming, triumph, trouncing, understanding,
     undoing, upper hand, vanquishment, victory, virtuosity, vizierate,
     viziership, walkaway, walkover, weight, whip hand, whipping, win,
     winning, winning streak, wisdom, wit, wizardry, workmanship,
     zenith
  
  

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