supremacy

supremacy, ascendancy denote the position of being first (as in rank, power, or influence).
Supremacy implies superiority over all others (as in utility, in quality, in efficiency, in desirability, or in prestige)
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in the Sahara, the automobile has begun to challenge the supremacy of the camel— Huxley

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the British concept of the supremacy of the home . . . was so deep and so great that not even the Crown could enter the home— Wayne Morse

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last summer American atomic supremacy gave place to something like atomic equality between "the two great colossi"— New Statesman

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Ascendancy may or may not imply supremacy, but it always involves the idea of domination or of autocratic power
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an idea has ascendancy over his imagination when it has the latter completely under its sway

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the whole system of oppression and cruelty by which dominant castes seek to retain their ascendancyRussell

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a speaker can get an ascendancy over the House, if he has a strong personality and the ability to regain the thread of his speech— Woodrow Wyatt

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the rays of the gas lamps, feeble at first in their struggle with the dying day, had now at length gained ascendancyPoe

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Analogous words: preeminence, transcendence, superlativeness, peer- lessness, incomparability (see corresponding adjectives at SUPREME): *power, authority, dominion, control, sway

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  • Supremacy — Su*prem a*cy, n. [Cf. F. supr[ e]matie. See {Supreme}.] The state of being supreme, or in the highest station of power; highest or supreme authority or power; as, the supremacy of a king or a parliament. [1913 Webster] The usurped power of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Supremacy — can refer to:* Supremacism, a philosophy that one is superior to others, so dominate, control or rule those who do not * A 1940 military themed variant of Monopoly * , a 1984 strategic board game * (called Overlord in USA), a computer game by… …   Wikipedia

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  • supremacy — I noun ascendancy, authority, championship, chieftaincy, command, control, direction, dominatio, domination, dominion, governance, headship, highest position, importance, influence, leadership, lordship, management, masterdom, mastership, mastery …   Law dictionary

  • supremacy — 1540s, from SUPREME (Cf. supreme) + ACY (Cf. acy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • supremacy — [n] total domination absolute rule, ascendancy, authority, command, control, dominance, dominion, driver’s seat*, paramountcy, power, predominance, preeminence, preponderance, prepotence, primacy, principality, sovereignty, superiority, supreme… …   New thesaurus

  • supremacy — ► NOUN ▪ the state or condition of being superior to all others in authority, power, or status …   English terms dictionary

  • supremacy — [səprem′ə sē; ] also [sooprem′ə sē, so͞oprem′ə sē] n. pl. supremacies [< SUPREME + ACY] 1. the quality or state of being supreme 2. supreme power or authority …   English World dictionary

  • supremacy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, total ▪ unchallenged ▪ global, world ▪ air, military, naval …   Collocations dictionary

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