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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dynasty \Dy"nas*ty\ (d[imac]"nas*t[y^] or d[i^]n"as*t[y^]; 277), n.; pl. Dynasties (-t[i^]z). [Gr. dynastei`a lordship, fr. dynastey`ein to hold power or lordship, fr. dyna`sths: cf. F. dynastie dynasty. See Dynast.] 1. Sovereignty; lordship; dominion. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. A race or succession of kings, of the same line or family; the continued lordship of a race of rulers. [1913 Webster]