Definition of supremacy in English:



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

    ‘the supremacy of the king’
    • ‘These were tough, tough men, and their supremacy in world rugby continued unabated into the modern era.’
    • ‘Both sides had spells of supremacy, but could not convert their chances.’
    • ‘The Pentagon's supremacy on the battlefield is unrivalled and unstoppable.’
    • ‘The second half saw the visitors continuing to exert their supremacy in most positions.’
    • ‘Yet this supremacy, already questioned by many Americans at home, is in chronic disrepair abroad.’
    • ‘The York ranks prevailed at home, but were unable to match that supremacy away at Leicester for the overall loss.’
    • ‘If both play to their full potential, a rousing battle for supremacy should ensue.’
    • ‘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 was in midfield, though, where Leeds United's supremacy was most apparent.’
    • ‘The death of Pompey signalled the end of the optimate cause, and the beginning of Caesar's supremacy.’
    • ‘It is not a battle for territorial domination, ideological supremacy or economic hegemony.’
    • ‘Dingle held a lead of six points and, for the first time in the game, looked to be in a position of supremacy.’
    • ‘Both teams struggled for supremacy and it took quite a time before any pattern emerged in the play.’
    • ‘The second was to protect democracy and freedom against a dictator in a blind search for national supremacy.’
    • ‘Naval supremacy allows a power to increase the efficiency of its resources in a number of ways.’
    • ‘Thus it was in this environment that independent Africa's elites sought to exert their supremacy.’
    • ‘A revolution ends when a new centre of power triumphs over the various contenders for supremacy.’
    • ‘This will go some way toward repairing the damage to the principle of civilian 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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