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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or condition of being supreme.
  • n. Supreme power or authority.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being supreme.
  • n. Power over all others.
  • n. When used with a designation for a particular group, the assertion that the group in question is superior to or should rule over others.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being supreme, or in the highest station of power; highest or supreme authority or power.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being supreme, or in the highest station of power; also, highest authority or power.
  • n. An English statute of 1558–9 (1 Eliz., c. 1) vesting spiritual authority in the crown, to the exclusion of all foreign jurisdiction.
  • n. Synonyms Predominance, etc. (sec priority), sovereignty, domination, mastery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. power to dominate or defeat

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