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  1. as·cend·an·cy
    IPA[əˈsendənsē]
  2. noun

    • 1. occupation of a position of dominant power or influence:

      the ascendancy of good over evil
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: ascendancy

    • noun

      occupation of a position of dominant power or influence:

      short for Protestant ascendancy

    • noun

      the domination of the Anglo-Irish Protestant minority in Ireland, especially in the 18th and 19th centuries.

      the members of the landed aristocracy comprising the Anglo-Irish Protestant minority in Ireland.

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