from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being supreme, or in the highest station of power; highest or supreme authority or power.
  • noun [Eng.] an oath which acknowledges the supremacy of the sovereign in spiritual affairs, and renounced or abjures the supremacy of the pope in ecclesiastical or temporal affairs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being supreme.
  • noun Power over all others.
  • noun 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun power to dominate or defeat


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