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dy·nas·ty

 (dī′nə-stē)
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.
dy·nas′ti·cal·ly adv.

dynasty

(ˈdɪnəstɪ)
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
dyˈnastically adv

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.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin dynastīa < Greek dynasteia. See dynast, -y3]
dy•nas′tic (-ˈnæs tɪk) dy•nas′ti•cal, adj.
dy•nas′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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Flavian dynasty - a dynasty of Roman Emperors from 69 to 96 including Vespasian and his sons Titus and Domitian
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Hohenzollern - a German noble family that ruled Brandenburg and Prussia
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Merovingian dynasty, Merovingian - a Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis I that reigned in Gaul and Germany from about 500 to 750
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Romanoff, Romanov - the Russian imperial line that ruled from 1613 to 1917
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Seljuk - any one of the Turkish dynasties that ruled Asia Minor from the 11th to the 13th centuries; they successfully invaded Byzantium and defended the Holy Land against Crusaders
Shang, Shang dynasty - the imperial dynasty ruling China from about the 18th to the 12th centuries BC
Stuart - the royal family that ruled Scotland from 1371-1714 and ruled England from 1603 to 1649 and again from 1660 to 1714
Song dynasty, Sung, Sung dynasty, Song - the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy
Tang dynasty, Tang - the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907
House of Tudor, Tudor - an English dynasty descended from Henry Tudor; Tudor monarchs ruled from Henry VII to Elizabeth I (from 1485 to 1603)
Omayyad, Ommiad, Umayyad - the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was Damascus
Valois - French royal house from 1328 to 1589
Wei, Wei dynasty - any of several imperial dynasties of China ruling from 220 to 265 and from 386 to 556
House of Windsor, Windsor - the British royal family since 1917
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Mongol dynasty, Yuan dynasty, Yuan - the imperial dynasty of China from 1279 to 1368
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Translations
سُلالَه حاكِمَه
dynastie
dynasti
uralkodóház
konungsætt; keisaraætt
dinastiadinastía
dinastijadinastinis
dinastija
dynastia

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[ˈdɪnəstɪ] Ndinastía f

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[ˈdɪnəsti] ndynastie f

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nDynastie f

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[ˈdɪnəstɪ, ɒm ˈdaɪnəstɪ] ndinastia

dynasty

(ˈdinəsti) , ((American) ˈdai-) plural ˈdynasties noun
a succession or series of rulers of the same family. the Ming dynasty.
dyˈnastic (-ˈnӕs-) adjective
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