supremacy


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su·prem·a·cy

 (so͝o-prĕm′ə-sē)
n. pl. su·prem·a·cies
1. The quality or condition of being supreme.
2. Supreme power or authority.

supremacy

(sʊˈprɛməsɪ; sjʊ-)
n
1. supreme power; authority
2. the quality or condition of being supreme

su•prem•a•cy

(səˈprɛm ə si, sʊ-)

n.
1. the state of being supreme.
2. supreme authority or power.
[1540–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supremacy - power to dominate or defeatsupremacy - power to dominate or defeat; "mastery of the seas"
transcendence, transcendency, superiority - the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits
ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, dominance, control - the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"

supremacy

noun domination, dominance, ascendancy, sovereignty, sway, lordship, mastery, dominion, primacy, pre-eminence, predominance, supreme power, absolute rule, paramountcy The president asserted his supremacy over the prime minister.

supremacy

noun
Translations
سِيادَه، تَفَوُّق، سَيْطَرَه
nadvláda
overherredømme
fõhatalom
drottinvald; yfirburîir

supremacy

[sʊˈpreməsɪ] Nsupremacía f
naval/political supremacysupremacía f naval/política
the struggle for supremacyla lucha por la supremacía

supremacy

[suˈprɛməsi] nsuprématie f

supremacy

nVormachtstellung f; (Pol, Eccl, fig) → Supremat nt or m; air/naval supremacyLuft-/Seeherrschaft f

supremacy

[sʊˈprɛməsɪ] nsupremazia

supreme

(suˈpriːm) adjective
1. the highest, greatest, or most powerful. the supreme ruler.
2. the greatest possible. an act of supreme courage.
suˈpremely adverb
supremacy (suˈpreməsi) noun
the state of being the greatest or most powerful. How did Rome maintain her supremacy over the rest of the world for so long?
the Supreme Court noun
the highest court of law in (a state of) the USA and many other countries.
References in classic literature ?
He well knew that the authority of an Indian chief was so little conventional, that it was oftener maintained by physical superiority than by any moral supremacy he might possess.
For be a man's intellectual superiority what it will, it can never assume the practical, available supremacy over other men, without the aid of some sort of external arts and entrenchments, always, in themselves, more or less paltry and base.
They fence with their long lower jaws, sometimes locking them together, and so striving for the supremacy like elks that warringly interweave their antlers.
Their life is a contest among themselves for supremacy in ostentation and recklessness, in the destroying of useful and necessary things, in the wasting of the labor and the lives of their fellow creatures, the toil and anguish of the nations, the sweat and tears and blood of the human race
He therefore appeared before Aunt Chloe with a touchingly subdued, resigned expression, like one who has suffered immeasurable hardships in behalf of a persecuted fellow-creature,--enlarged upon the fact that Missis had directed him to come to Aunt Chloe for whatever might be wanting to make up the balance in his solids and fluids,--and thus unequivocally acknowledged her right and supremacy in the cooking department, and all thereto pertaining.
Before the day of the Church's supremacy in the world, men were men, and held their heads up, and had a man's pride and spirit and independence; and what of greatness and position a person got, he got mainly by achievement, not by birth.
In Missouri a recognized superiority attached to any person who hailed from Old Virginia; and this superiority was exalted to supremacy when a person of such nativity could also prove descent from the First Families of that great commonwealth.
Jaggers, taking a decanter of choicer wine from his dumb-waiter, and filling for each of us and for himself, "and may the question of supremacy be settled to the lady's satisfaction
O Prince, O Chief of many Throned Powers, That led th' imbattelld Seraphim to Warr Under thy conduct, and in dreadful deeds Fearless, endanger'd Heav'ns perpetual King; And put to proof his high Supremacy, Whether upheld by strength, or Chance, or Fate, Too well I see and rue the dire event, That with sad overthrow and foul defeat Hath lost us Heav'n, and all this mighty Host In horrible destruction laid thus low, As far as Gods and Heav'nly Essences Can Perish: for the mind and spirit remains Invincible, and vigour soon returns, Though all our Glory extinct, and happy state Here swallow'd up in endless misery.
This genie, whose name was Danhasch, recognised Maimoune with terror, for he knew the supremacy which her goodness gave her over him.
I call her peerless because she has no peer, whether it be in bodily stature or in the supremacy of rank and beauty.
Hence we perceive that the clause which declares the supremacy of the laws of the Union, like the one we have just before considered, only declares a truth, which flows immediately and necessarily from the institution of a federal government.