The definition of ascendancy is a position of domination.
An example of ascendancy is being a king.
a position in which one has control or power; supremacy; domination
also as·cend′ance or as·cend′ence
Superiority or decisive advantage; domination: “Germany only awaits trade revival to gain an immense mercantile ascendancy” ( Winston S. Churchill )
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From ascendant + -cy
- Bonapartes ascendancy did not pass unchallenged.
- The last but one of the Grand Masters who reigned in Malta, de Rohan, restored good government, abated abuses and promulgated a code of laws; but the ascendancy acquired by the Inquisition over the Order, the confiscation of the property of the knights in France on the outbreak of the Revolution, and the intrigues of the French made the task of regenerating the Order evidently hopeless in the changed conditions of Christendom.
- The ascendancy acquired in these years eventually raised Athens to the rank of an imperial state.
- This adventuress soon gained the greatest ascendancy over the cardinal, with whom she had intimate relations.
- Bolivar had, no doubt, regained the personal confidence of the officers and soldiers of the third division; but the republican party, with Santander at their head, continued to regard with undisguised apprehension his ascendancy over the army, suspecting him of a desire to imitate the career of Napoleon.