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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ascendancy \As*cend"an*cy\, Ascendance \As*cend"ance\, n. Same as Ascendency.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1742, from ascend + -ance. Properly "the act of ascending," but used from the start in English as a synonym of ascendancy.


alt. ascendancy; superiority. n. ascendancy; superiority.


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" [syn: dominance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control]

Ascendance (novel)

Ascendance is the first novel in the second DemonWars Saga trilogy by R. A. Salvatore. The book is also the fifth out of seven books in the combined DemonWars Saga.


Ascendance may refer to:

  • Ascendance (novel), a novel by R.A. Salvatore
  • Ascendance Records, an independent record label based in the UK
  • The Ascendance Trilogy, a series of novels by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Usage examples of "ascendance".

Europe asserted their usual ascendance over the effeminate natives of Asia.

Noetic philosophic and psychiatric integration of their memory paths and thought chains, were recorded as full members of the Rhadamanthine mind structure, granted communion and ascendance.

The exploitability of the case intersected with the ascendance of tabloid television and created a phenomenon of great magnitude, and to censor it or attempt to curtail it in any manner would be unconscionable.

Another of Marie Laveau's predecessors was the queen called Sanite Dede, who was influential from the time of the Louisiana Purchase until Laveau's ascendance in the 1820s and '30s.