Definition for PRE-DOM'IN-ANCE, or PRE-DOM'IN-AN-CY

PRE-DOM'IN-ANCE, or PRE-DOM'IN-AN-CY, n. [See Predominant.]

  1. Prevalence over others; superiority in strength, power, influence or authority; ascendency; as, the predominance of a red color in a body of various colors; the predominance of love or anger among the passions; the predominance of self-interest over all other consideration; the predominance of imperial authority in the confederacy.
  2. In astrology, the superior influence of a planet.

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