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 ?
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.
The immediate aim of the Communist is the same as that of all the other proletarian parties: formation of the proletariat into a class, overthrow of the bourgeois supremacy, conquest of political power by the proletariat.
The idea of a national government involves in it, not only an authority over the individual citizens, but an indefinite supremacy over all persons and things, so far as they are objects of lawful government.
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.
This time the struggle for supremacy of will was longer and more determined.
That Terkoz would be chosen leader in his stead he knew full well, for time and again the ferocious brute had established his claim to physical supremacy over the few bull apes who had dared resent his savage bullying.
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.
But the interest of the Romans in the island was centered on other things than writing, and the great bulk of the Britons themselves seem to have been only superficially affected by the Roman supremacy.
They fence with their long lower jaws, sometimes locking them together, and so striving for the supremacy like elks that warringly interweave their antlers.
While doing justice to the intellectual power with which a few Circles have for many generations maintained their supremacy over immense multitudes of their countrymen, he believes that the facts of Flatland, speaking for themselves without comment on his part, declare that Revolutions cannot always be suppressed by slaughter, and that Nature, in sentencing the Circles to infecundity, has condemned them to ultimate failure -- "and herein," he says, "I see a fulfilment of the great Law of all worlds, that while the wisdom of Man thinks it is working one thing, the wisdom of Nature constrains it to work another, and quite a different and far better thing.
It was evident that they were impressed; yet that they were loath to give up without further con-testing my claim to naval supremacy was also apparent, for some of their number seemed to be exhorting the others to a renewal of the conflict.
Under its shadowy branches, ten years before, the brother of Chief Justice Oliver had been compelled to acknowledge the supremacy of the people by taking the oath which they prescribed.