Etymology
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ascendance (n.)

1742, from ascend + -ance. According to OED, properly "the act of ascending," but used from the start in English as a synonym of ascendancy "state of being in the ascendant, governing or controlling influence."

updated on September 25, 2022

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Definitions of ascendance from WordNet

ascendance (n.)
the state that exists when one person or group has power over another;
Synonyms: dominance / ascendence / ascendancy / ascendency / control
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