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

Derived forms: ascendencies

Type of: condition, status

Encyclopedia: Ascendency