What does Dynasty mean?

Definitions for Dynasty
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.

  2. Etymology: From dynastia, from δυναστεία.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Dynastynoun

    Government; sovereignty.

    Etymology: δυναστεία.

    Some account him fabulous, because he carries up the Egyptian dynasties before the flood, yea, and long before the creation. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.

    Greece was then divided into several dynasties, which our author has enumerated under their respective princes. Alexander Pope, Notes on.

Wikipedia

  1. Dynasty

    A dynasty is a sequence of rulers from the same family, usually in the context of a monarchical system, but sometimes also appearing in republics. A dynasty may also be referred to as a "house", "family" or "clan", among others. Historians periodize the histories of many states and civilizations, such as Ancient Iran (3200 – 539 BC), Ancient Egypt (3100 – 30 BC), Ancient and Imperial China (2070 BC – AD 1912) and Chola Dynasty (300 BC – AD 1279), using a framework of successive dynasties. As such, the term "dynasty" may be used to delimit the era during which a family reigned. Before the 18th century, most dynasties throughout the world have traditionally been reckoned patrilineally, such as those that follow the Frankish Salic law. In polities where it was permitted, succession through a daughter usually established a new dynasty in her husband's family name. This has changed in all of Europe's remaining monarchies, where succession law and conventions have maintained dynastic names de jure through a female. Dynastic politics has declined over time, owing to a decline in monarchy as a form of government, a rise in democracy, and a reduction within democracies of elected members from dynastic families.

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  1. dynasty

    A dynasty is a succession of rulers from the same family or bloodline, who maintain power and control over a particular country, territory, or empire for multiple generations. These rulers usually pass down their authority from parent to child over a long period of time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dynastynoun

    sovereignty; lordship; dominion

  2. Dynastynoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  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. Wiesaw Koszkul:

    Perhaps it was related to the change of dynasty, which ruled in Nakum, or other important changes in the Mayan social and religious life.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Pat Riley:

    From nobody to upstart. From upstart to contender. From contender to winner. From winner to champion. From champion to Dynasty.

  5. Ian Blatchford:

    This exhibition marks 100 years since the end of the Romanov dynasty and explores one of the most dramatic periods in Russian history, all through the unique lens of science, our curatorial team have brought together an exceptional, rare and poignant collection to tell this remarkable story.

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