From supreme + -acy (a variant of -cy). Compare with supremity and New Latin suprematia.
supremacy (usually uncountable, plural supremacies)
- The quality of being supreme.
- Power over all others.
- (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.
- (in combination) A state of privilege for a specified group relative to other people in society.
- → French: suprématie
- → Polish: supremacja
- → Portuguese: supremacia
- → Romanian: supremație
- → Spanish: supremacía
- → Galician: supremacía
quality of being supreme
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- “supremacy”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
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