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Webster 1913 Edition


Dynasty

Dy′nas-ty

(dī′nas-ty̆ or dĭn′as-ty̆; 277)
,
Noun.
;
pl.
Dynasties
(-tĭz)
.
[Gr.
δυναστεία
lordship, fr.
δυναστεύειν
to hold power or lordship, fr.
δυνάστης
: cf. F.
dynastie
dynasty. See
Dynast
.]
1.
Sovereignty; lordship; dominion.
Johnson.
2.
A race or succession of kings, of the same line or family; the continued lordship of a race of rulers.

Webster 1828 Edition


Dynasty

DY'NASTY

,
Noun.
[Gr. power, sovereignty; a lord or chief; to be able or strong, to prevail.]
Government; sovereignty; or rather a race or succession of kings of the same line or family, who govern a particular country; as the dynastics of Egypt or Persia.
The obligation of treaties and contracts is allowed to survive the change of dynasties.

Definition 2020


dynasty

dynasty

English

Noun

dynasty (plural dynasties)

  1. A series of rulers or dynasts from one family.

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