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ascendancy

especially POL, SPOR (also

ascendency

)
nouncinseal masc1  c m ucinsealacht fem3  c m uto gain the ascendancy over sb cinseal a fháil ar dhuine, an lámh in uachtar a fháil ar dhuine, ceannas a fháil ar dhuine, dul i gcinsealacht ar dhuineto be in the political ascendancy bheith i dtreis go polaitiúilthey were struggling for ascendancy in the region bhí siad ag streachailt le cinseal a ghabháil ar an dúichethey enjoyed ascendancy in the Upper House bhí an Teach Uachtarach faoina smacht acu, bhí siad i dtreis sa Teach Uachtarach

Ascendancy

nounAn Chinsealachtan old Ascendancy family seanteaghlach de chuid na Cinsealachta

the Ascendancy

(also the Protestant Ascendancy, the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy) nounAn Chinsealachtna tiarnaí talún informal