What does Dynasty mean?

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ˈdaɪ nə sti; Brit. also ˈdɪn ə stiDy·nasty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dynastynoun

    a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family

Wiktionary

  1. dynastynoun

    A series of rulers or dynasts from one family.

    Etymology: From dynastia, from δυναστεία.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dynastynoun

    sovereignty; lordship; dominion

    Etymology: [Gr. dynastei`a lordship, fr. dynastey`ein to hold power or lordship, fr. dyna`sths: cf. F. dynastie dynasty. See Dynast.]

  2. Dynastynoun

    a race or succession of kings, of the same line or family; the continued lordship of a race of rulers

    Etymology: [Gr. dynastei`a lordship, fr. dynastey`ein to hold power or lordship, fr. dyna`sths: cf. F. dynastie dynasty. See Dynast.]

Freebase

  1. Dynasty

    A dynasty is a sequence of rulers considered as members of the same family. Historians traditionally consider many sovereign states' history within a framework of successive dynasties, e.g., Ancient Egypt and the Persian Empire. Much of European political history is dominated by dynasties such as the Carolingians, the Capetians, the Bourbons, the Habsburgs, the Stuarts, the Hohenzollerns and the Romanovs. Until the 19th century, it was taken for granted that a legitimate function of a monarch was to aggrandize his dynasty; that is, to increase the territory, wealth and power of family members. A dynasty is also often called a house, and may be described as imperial, royal, ducal, princely or comital depending upon the chief title borne by its rulers. Dynasty is also used to refer to the era during which a family reigned, as well as events, trends and artifacts of that period. In such cases, often "dynasty" is dropped, while the name is used adjectivally; e.g., Tudor style, Ottoman expansion, Romanov decadence, etc. While contemporary English includes references to an array of prominent or influential families as dynasties, in much of the world, dynasty has been associated with monarchy and defined patrilineally. Kinship and inheritance were predominantly viewed and legally calculated through descent from a common ancestor in the male line. However, men descended from a dynasty through females have sometimes adopted the name of that dynasty while claiming its position or inheritance.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dynasty

    din′as-ti, or d[i]′nas-ti, n. a succession of kings of the same family.—n. Dy′nast, a ruler.—adj. Dynas′tic, belonging to a dynasty. [Gr. dynasteiadynastēs, a lord, dynasthai, to be able.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dynasty in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dynasty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Dynasty in a Sentence

  1. Dietrich Raue:

    Now we have the complete monument, we can be very sure that nothing has been reworked, and that it's a genuine piece of art of the 26th Dynasty.

  2. Shane Henderson:

    We have kind of a metal art dynasty going on here.

  3. Yubaraj Ghimire:

    More crucial will be who will carry the legacy of the Koirala dynasty that has produced four prime ministers in the past and dominated the Nepali Congress party in the past six decades.

  4. Sahar Saleem:

    We show that, at least for Pharoah Amenhotep I, the priests of the 21st dynasty lovingly repaired the injuries inflicted by the tomb robbers, restored Pharoah Amenhotep mummy to its former glory, and preserved the magnificent jewelry and amulets in place.

  5. William Pierce:

    My whole entire life, I have had a Bush or a Clinton or an Obama as president. I want a different name. I don't want the same dynasty representing us over and over again.

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