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

(01 Mar 1998)

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