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DYNASTY. A succession of kings in the same line or family; government; sovereignty.

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Would its new leader be a war hero and self-appointed champion of democracy or would power pass dynastically from father to son?
It is difficult to see the Queen Mother in terms of a particular individual in the succession debate; she appears more of a composite character, dynastically important only through her relations with the male characters--as wife to Philip II, lover of Eleazar and Mendoza, and mother of Fernando and Philip (and Isabella).
In some cases, intact families of modest size may receive support from such a trust that will place it within the top 5% of all households, although the authors would be wont to classify such families as living the life of the dynastically wealthy.
Lawyers developed the strict settlement (with the vital trust element) as a reaction to the unfortunate effect of the barrable remainder in order to fulfill the desire of their clients to control property dynastically.