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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 as·cen·den·cy /əˈsɛndən(t)si/
 優勢,優越,權勢

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 ascendency
      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,
           control]