Ascendant As*cend"ant, Ascendent As*cend"ent, a. 1. Rising toward the zenith; above the horizon. [1913 Webster]

The constellation . . . about that time ascendant. --Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. Rising; ascending. --Ruskin. [1913 Webster]

3. Superior; surpassing; ruling. [1913 Webster]

An ascendant spirit over him. --South. [1913 Webster]

The ascendant community obtained a surplus of wealth. --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster]

Without some power of persuading or confuting, of defending himself against accusations, . . . no man could possibly hold an ascendent position. --Grote. [1913 Webster]

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  • ascendent — I. noun see ascendant I II. adjective see ascendant II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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