Supremacy vs Ascendancy - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between supremacy and ascendancy

is that supremacy is the quality of being supreme while ascendancy is the process or period of one's ascent.

supremacy

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • The quality of being supreme.
  • Power over all others.
  • When used with a designation for a particular group, the assertion that the group in question is superior to or should rule over others.
  • ascendancy

    Alternative forms

    * ascendency

    Noun

    (ascendancies)
  • The process or period of one's ascent
  • Supremacy; superiority; dominant control; the quality of being in the ascendant
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 15 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Tottenham 0 - 0 Man Utd , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Spurs ended the half in the ascendancy and Van der Vaart was again inches away from giving them the lead when he met Bale's cross but his header flew wide.}}
  • A class of Protestant landowners and professionals that dominated political and social life in Ireland up to the early 20th century
  • * [W. B. Yeats] belonged not to the ascendancy class but to the protestant bourgeoisie.'' – Terry Eagleton, ''New Left Review , 1975
  • Derived terms

    * ascendance

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