As·cend·en·cy n. Governing or controlling influence; the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; domination; power.
An undisputed ascendency. --Macaulay.
Custom has an ascendency over the understanding. --Watts.
Syn: -- Control; authority; influence; sway; dominion; prevalence; domination; dominance; ascendance; ascendence.
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, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy,