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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"The very realm where life strives to assert supremacy" is of course the realm of art, and its acts of asserting "supremacy" -- of affirming and extending the reach of experience itself -- constitute the most meaningful "truth" we can discover.
The novel deals with the real Jason Bourne and his attempt to regain "supremacy".
If the struggle for commercial supremacy is profitable, continue it.
In the Clerk's view, this supremacy is exercised, inter alia, through parliamentary committees.
The corporatist mentality no longer even has the empirical support that buttressed Berle's confidence in the power and long-term supremacy of large corporations.
Catholics will tell you that one of the proofs of Petrine and Papal supremacy is that Rome is the only patriarchate never to fall into heresy.
A perpetual democratic supremacy is at risk because … they have a broad coalition?
Air supremacy is what enables us to send an elaborate fleet of machinery caterwauling over a targeted nation, such as Afghanistan or Iraq: the orchestrating AWACS (“Airborne Warning and Control System,” the flying surveillance-and-command center); precision bombers; attack planes, helicopters, and drones; ground support; rescue choppers; and the great flying tankers that keep them all fueled.
If the cost of air supremacy is not paid in dollars, it may be paid in blood.
I think your earlier focus on parliamentary versus judicial supremacy is (correct but) off themark.