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n. pl. dy·nas·ties
1. A succession of rulers from the same family or line.
2. A family or group that maintains power for several generations: a political dynasty controlling the state.
[Middle English dynastie, from Old French, from Late Latin dynastīa, lordship, from Greek dunasteia, from dunastēs, lord; see dynast.]
dy·nas′tic (dī-năs′tĭk) adj.
n, pl -ties
1. a sequence of hereditary rulers: an Egyptian dynasty.
2. any sequence of powerful leaders of the same family: the Kennedy dynasty.
[C15: via Late Latin from Greek dunasteia, from dunastēs dynast]
dynastic, dyˈnastical adj
dy•nas•ty(ˈdaɪ nə sti; Brit. also ˈdɪn ə sti)
n., pl. -ties.
1. a sequence of rulers from the same family, stock, or group: the Ming dynasty.
2. the rule of such a family or group.
3. any succession of members of a powerful or influential family or group.
dy•nas′tic (-ˈnæs tɪk) dy•nas′ti•cal, adj.
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dynasty[ˈdɪnəstɪ] N → dinastía f
dynasty[ˈdɪnəsti] n → dynastie f
n → Dynastie f
dynasty[ˈdɪnəstɪ, ɒm ˈdaɪnəstɪ] n → dinastia
dynasty(ˈdinəsti) , ((American) ˈdai-) – plural ˈdynasties – noun
a succession or series of rulers of the same family. the Ming dynasty. dinastie سُلالَه حاكِمَه династия dinastia dynastie die Dynastie dynasti δυναστείαdinastía dünastia سلسله dynastia dynastieשושלת राजवंश dinastija uralkodóház, dinasztia dinasti konungsætt; keisaraætt dinastia 王朝 왕조 dinastija dinastija dinasti dynastiedynasti, kongehusdynastia كورنۍ dinastia dinastie династия dynastia dinastija dinastija dynasti ราชวงศ์ hanedan 王朝，朝代 династія پشت در پشت سلسلہ triều đại 王朝，朝代dyˈnastic (-ˈnӕs-) adjective
dinasties خاص بِسُلالَه حاكِمَه династичен dinástico dynastický dynastisch dynasti- δυναστικός dinástico dünastiline وابسته به سلسله dynastinen dynastique שֶׁל שׁוֹשֶׁלֶת राजवंशीय dinastijski uralkodó családhoz tartozó menurut dinasti þjóðhöfðingjaættar- dinastico 王朝の 왕조의, 왕가의 dinastijos, dinastinis dinastijas- dinasti dynastiekdynastisk dynastyczny كورنۍ ته مربوط dinástico dinastic династический dynastický dinastičen dinastički dynastisk ที่เกี่ยวกับราชวงศ์ hanedana ait 王朝的，朝代的 династичний خاندانی thuộc triều đại 王朝的，朝代的