supremacy

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EtymologyEdit

From supreme +‎ -acy (a variant of -cy). Compare with supremity and New Latin suprematia.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /suˈpɹɛməsi/
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  • Hyphenation: su‧prem‧a‧cy

NounEdit

supremacy (usually uncountable, plural supremacies)

  1. The quality of being supreme.
  2. Power over all others.
  3. (in combination) The ideology that a specified group is superior to others or should have supreme power over them.
    white supremacy
    • 2004, Andrew Michael Manis, Macon Black and White: An Unutterable Separation in the American Century, Mercer University Press (→ISBN), page 139:
      Fighting a war against Hitler's Nazi ideology, with its doctrine of Aryan supremacy and its "final solution" to protect against an "inferior people," accentuated the final irony of an America fighting a racist ideology while trying to keep its own racist ideology intact.

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