1. Rising, moving upward.
    • The constellation […] about that time ascendant.
  2. Surpassing or controlling.
    • An ascendant spirit over him.
    • The ascendant community obtained a surplus of wealth.
Translations Noun

ascendant (plural ascendants)

  1. Being in control; superiority, or commanding influence; ascendency.
    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.
  2. An ancestor (antonym of descendant)
  3. (usu. followed by to) A royal heir assuming (a place of power)
    Given his father's ghastly demise, one would not expect such glee from the ascendant to his throne.
  4. Ascent; height; elevation.
    • Sciences that were then in their highest ascendant.
  5. (astrology) 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.
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