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Definition of ascendant:

  1. Alt. of Ascendent
  2. An ancestor, or one who precedes in genealogy or degrees of kindred; a relative in the ascending line; a progenitor; - opposed to descendant.
  3. Ascent; height; elevation.
  4. Superiority, or commanding influence; ascendency; as, one man has the ascendant over another.
  5. 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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