As*cend"ant (#), As*cend"ent (#), a.

1.

Rising toward the zenith; above the horizon.

The constellation . . . about that time ascendant. Browne.

2.

Rising; ascending.

Ruskin.

3.

Superior; surpassing; ruling.

An ascendant spirit over him. South.

The ascendant community obtained a surplus of wealth. J. S. Mill.

Without some power of persuading or confuting, of defending himself against accusations, . . . no man could possibly hold an ascendent position. Grote.

 

© Webster 1913.

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