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Noun: ascendancy  u'sen-dun(t)-see
  1. The state that exists when one person or group has power over another
    "her apparent ascendancy of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her";
    - dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendency, control

Derived forms: ascendancies

Type of: condition, status

Encyclopedia: Ascendancy