controller, authorization, say-so, restraint, command, authority, ascendance, potency, ascendancy, ascendence, control, dominance, control condition, mastery, laterality, authorisation, ascendance.
Brussels being in the ascendency
as a producer, the world looked to her for their supply, and thereby came trouble.
In the course of this prolonged conflict Napoleon won and lost for France the ascendency
in central and western Europe, but Great Britain remained throughout mistress of the seas.
And it was at such moments that he would fling himself with most resource into the establishing of his ascendency