Ascendancy vs Ascendence - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between ascendancy and ascendence

is that ascendancy is the process or period of one's ascent while ascendence is .

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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    Noun

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