ascendency

noun
the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
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her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her

Syn: ↑dominance, ↑ascendance, ↑ascendence, ↑ascendancy, ↑control
Derivationally related forms:
Hypernyms: ↑condition, ↑status
Hyponyms:

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