Definitions for: Ascendency

[n] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: As*cend"en*cy, n.
Governing or controlling influence; domination; power.

An undisputed ascendency. --Macaulay.

Custom has an ascendency over the understanding.

Syn: Control; authority; influence; sway; dominion;
prevalence; domination.

Synonyms: ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, control, dominance

See Also: absolutism, ascendant, ascendent, condition, despotism, domination, dominion, mastery, monopoly, predominance, predomination, regulation, rule, status, supremacy, tyranny

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