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Definition of "dynasty" [dy•nas•ty]

  • A succession of rulers from the same family or line. (noun)
  • A family or group that maintains power for several generations: a political dynasty controlling the state. (noun)
  • A sequence of hereditary rulers (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any sequence of powerful leaders of the same family (noun)

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Use "dynasty" in a sentence
  • "The only thing right now you can call a dynasty is their coach and Duncan."
  • "As nation builders, the Kim dynasty is a train wreck."
  • "The dynasty is ruled by King Leodan who to all outward appearances is a strong and just king, but behind closed doors is a befuddled “mist” addict."