su·prem·a·cy /səˈprɛməsi, su ||ˈpri-/
Su·prem·a·cy n. The state of being supreme, or in the highest station of power; highest or supreme authority or power; as, the supremacy of a king or a parliament.
The usurped power of the pope being destroyed, the crown was restored to its supremacy over spiritual men and causes. --Blackstone.
Oath supremacy, an oath which acknowledges the supremacy of the sovereign in spiritual affairs, and renounced or abjures the supremacy of the pope in ecclesiastical or temporal affairs. [Eng.] --Brande & C.
n : power to dominate or defeat; "mastery of the seas" [syn: domination,