Definitions of ascendancy

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Alt. of Ascendance Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A governing or controlling power or influence; domination; away. Also, ascendency. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Paramount influence; domination; sway. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. See Ascendency. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. -ency, n. Dominant control, sway, (over). Concise Oxford Dictionary