Definitions for: Dynasty


[n] a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family



Webster (1913) Definition: Dy"nas*ty (?; 277), n.; pl. Dynasties. [Gr. ?
lordship, fr. ? to hold power or lordship, fr. ?: cf. F.
dynastie dynasty. See Dynast.]
1. Sovereignty; lordship; dominion. --Johnson.

2. A race or succession of kings, of the same line or family;
the continued lordship of a race of rulers.

See Also: Capet, Carolingian dynasty, Ch'ing, Ch'ing dynasty, Chou, Chou dynasty, Chow, Chow dynasty, family, family line, folk, Habsburg, Han, Han dynasty, Hanover, Hanoverian line, Hapsburg, Hohenzollern, House of Hanover, House of Lancaster, House of Tudor, House of Windsor, House of York, kinfolk, kinsfolk, Lancaster, Lancastrian line, Liao, Liao dynasty, Manchu, Manchu dynasty, Ming, Ming dynasty, Mongol dynasty, phratry, Plantagenet, Plantagenet line, Qing, Qing dynasty, Romanoff, Romanov, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, sept, Shang, Shang dynasty, Song, Song dynasty, Stuart, Sung, Sung dynasty, Tang, Tang dynasty, Tudor, Valois, Wei, Wei dynasty, Windsor, York, Yuan, Yuan dynasty, Zhou, Zhou dynasty

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