AskDefine | Define supremacy

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supremacy n : power to dominate or defeat; "mastery of the seas" [syn: domination, mastery]

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  1. The quality of being supreme.
  2. Power over all others.
  3. When used with a designation for a particular group, the assertion that the group in question is superior to or should rule over others.
    Star-bellied supremacy has been the source of endless conflict among Sneetches.

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quality of being supreme

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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