Dynasty meaning

dīnə-stē
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A succession of rulers from the same family or line.
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A family or group that maintains power for several generations.

A political dynasty controlling the state.

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A succession of rulers who are members of the same family.
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An application development system for enterprise client/server environments from Dynasty Technologies, Inc., Houston, TX (www.dynasty.com). Introduced in 1993, it is a repository-driven system that supports Windows, Mac and Motif clients and NT, OS/2 and major Unix servers and databases. It provides partitioning for creating three-tier applications. DYNASTY generates C and SQL code.
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The period during which a certain family reigns.
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The definition of a dynasty is a succession of powerful leaders all from the same family.

When a powerful family in China hands down control of the country from father to son, their rule is an example of a dynasty.

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A series of rulers or dynasts from one family.
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Origin of dynasty

  • Middle English dynastie from Old French from Late Latin dynastīa lordship from Greek dunasteia from dunastēs lord dynast

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French dynastie, from Late Latin dynastia, from Ancient Greek δυναστεία (dunasteia, “power, dominion”).

    From Wiktionary