What does the word dynasty mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A succession of sovereigns in one family.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Dynastic.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Dynastical.

Usage examples for dynasty

  1. Total destruction, and the carrying away of the inhabitants, will be the issue of this judgment, and, as regards Judah more particularly, the total overthrow of the dominion of the Davidic dynasty. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  2. France herself has deserted me, and chosen another dynasty. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  3. The empire increased in wealth, glory and power, and among the Mogul dynasty were several of the most extraordinary men that have ever influenced the destinies of nations. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis