preponderating :

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  • v  weigh more heavily
  • s  having superior power and influence

  • In a country such as Italy, where the chamber was normally composed of perhaps a dozen parties, none greatly preponderating, this law gave to the leading party (Fascismo .
  • I have opportunities to talk with a great many military men, Belgian, English, French and they all unite on this: if America can send over preponderating squadrons of aircraft, the .
  • The Geneva or International Red Cross is reputed to be jealous of the preponderating influence played by the American Red Cross in the League of Red Cross Societiesan .

  • James Burnham in New York Times
    In his book "Congress and the American Tradition," the conservative thinker James Burnham argued that the Founders had envisioned a government in which "the preponderating share of power was held and exercised by the legislature,"...

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