Definition of supremacy in English:

supremacy

noun

mass noun
  • The state or condition of being superior to all others in authority, power, or status.

    ‘the supremacy of the king’
    • ‘Both sides had spells of supremacy, but could not convert their chances.’
    • ‘No country, say the pessimists, has ever attained global supremacy without a war or two.’
    • ‘It could have served as a microcosm of the whole tussle - the brutish and the brilliant vying for supremacy.’
    • ‘The global ascendancy and supremacy of the West is crucial for understanding IR even today.’
    • ‘It is not a battle for territorial domination, ideological supremacy or economic hegemony.’
    • ‘The York ranks prevailed at home, but were unable to match that supremacy away at Leicester for the overall loss.’
    • ‘Both teams struggled for supremacy and it took quite a time before any pattern emerged in the play.’
    • ‘The second half saw the visitors continuing to exert their supremacy in most positions.’
    • ‘If both play to their full potential, a rousing battle for supremacy should ensue.’
    • ‘A revolution ends when a new centre of power triumphs over the various contenders for supremacy.’
    • ‘It was in midfield, though, where Leeds United's supremacy was most apparent.’
    • ‘Thus it was in this environment that independent Africa's elites sought to exert their supremacy.’
    • ‘These were tough, tough men, and their supremacy in world rugby continued unabated into the modern era.’
    • ‘Naval supremacy allows a power to increase the efficiency of its resources in a number of ways.’
    • ‘Yet this supremacy, already questioned by many Americans at home, is in chronic disrepair abroad.’
    • ‘The death of Pompey signalled the end of the optimate cause, and the beginning of Caesar's supremacy.’
    • ‘The Pentagon's supremacy on the battlefield is unrivalled and unstoppable.’
    • ‘This will go some way toward repairing the damage to the principle of civilian supremacy.’
    • ‘Dingle held a lead of six points and, for the first time in the game, looked to be in a position of supremacy.’
    • ‘The second was to protect democracy and freedom against a dictator in a blind search for national supremacy.’
    ascendancy, predominance, primacy, dominion, hegemony, authority, mastery, control, power, sway, rule, sovereignty, lordship, leadership, influence
    dominance, superiority, pre-eminence, ascendancy, advantage
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Pronunciation

supremacy

/s(j)uːˈprɛməsi/