dynastic dynastic  /daɪ ˈnæ stɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of a dynasty

Usage(s):

  1. His fortune was huge, but not as great as his dynastic vision.
  2. Energetic bureaucrats under the Republic and the People's Republic have razed most of the dynastic-era buildings.
  3. From Nogi and two Confucian tutors, Hirohito was given a heavy dose of stern dynastic duty, as the semi-divine descendant of the legendary Sun goddess Amaterasu.

News

  1. HIGH SCHOOL TOP 25 MOMENTS: No. 7, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake volleyball wins state championship

    GLENS FALLS — Fewer local high school sports programs have been as dynastic in nature as Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake volleyball.
    on July 8, 2013     Source: The Saratogian

  2. Discoveries: Is Nitt Witt Ridge folk art or junk-heap Hearst Castle?

    CAMBRIA – Dynastic pretensions reside 15 miles up the coast at the Hearst Castle, where that monument to capitalistic excess stands proudly amid the coastal mountain range.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee

Quotes

  1. "Dynastic wealth, the enemy of a meritocracy, is on the rise. Equality of opportunity has been on the decline," Buffett said. "A progressive and meaningful estate tax is needed to curb the movement of a democracy toward plutocracy."
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Warren Buffett Source: Reuters

  2. "I am not trying to encourage any dynastic rule. Both my sons are foreign educated and it is our duty to pay the state back. We need educated people in politics," Sangma said.
    on Feb 15, 2008 By: Purno Sangma Source: MSN India

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