Ascendant

Definition of Ascendant

As`cend´ant
n.1.Ascent; height; elevation.
Sciences that were then in their highest ascendant.
- Temple.
2.(Astrol.) The horoscope, or that degree of the ecliptic which rises above the horizon at the moment of one's birth; supposed to have a commanding influence on a person's life and fortune.
3.Superiority, or commanding influence; ascendency; as, one man has the ascendant over another.
Chievres had acquired over the mind of the young monarch the ascendant not only of a tutor, but of a parent.
- Robertson.
4.An ancestor, or one who precedes in genealogy or degrees of kindred; a relative in the ascending line; a progenitor; - opposed to descendant.
a.1.Rising toward the zenith; above the horizon.
The constellation . . . about that time ascendant.
- Browne.
2.Rising; ascending.
3.Superior; surpassing; ruling.
An ascendant spirit over him.
- South.
The ascendant community obtained a surplus of wealth.
- J. S. Mill.

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