Dynastic



[dahy-nuh-stee; British also din-uh-stee] /ˈdaɪ nə sti; British also ˈdɪn ə sti/

noun, plural dynasties.
1.
a sequence of rulers from the same family, stock, or group:
the Ming dynasty.
2.
the rule of such a sequence.
3.
a series of members of a family who are distinguished for their success, wealth, etc.
/ˈdɪnəstɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a sequence of hereditary rulers: an Egyptian dynasty
2.
any sequence of powerful leaders of the same family: the Kennedy dynasty
adj.

1800; see dynasty + -ic.
n.

mid-15c. (earlier dynastia, late 14c.), from Middle French dynastie and directly from Late Latin dynastia, from Greek dynasteia “power, lordship, sovereignty,” from dynastes “ruler, chief,” from dynasthai “have power.”

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