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Topic: GOVERNMENT

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Late Latin
Origin: dynastia, from Greek dynastes 'lord'

dynasty

noun
     
dyn‧a‧sty plural dynasties [countable]
1PG a family of kings or other rulers whose parents, grandparents etc have ruled the country for many years:
The Habsburg dynasty ruled in Austria from 1278 to 1918.
2PGSSF a period of time when a particular family ruled a country or area
3 informal a group or family that controls a particular business or organization for a long time:
the Rothschild banking dynasty
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