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

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guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service, and prohibit political dynasties.
The existence of political dynasties had been blamed for rampant corruption and other evils of the Philippine-style democracy such as the use of "guns, goons and gold," or voter intimidation and bribery, during elections.
Political dynasties also hamper the conduct of a fair and democratic election in a locality," he said in an interview by the Bombo Radyo network.
The South Han is one of the Five Dynasties of south China, during which kings built grand palaces in the capital of Guangzhou.
We can also see sites of other dynasties, for this was the center of Guangzhou during the Qin Dynasty, and capital of the Nanyue and South Han Kingdom," Li added.
Ibn Khaldun appears to see in the destruction of old dynasties the necessary cause for resumption of creative activity.
Nonetheless, since new dynasties sometimes establish themselves through campaigns of conquest, it is a bit surprising that Ibn Khaldun did not consider the revenue derived from loot as at least one basis for their initial vigor.
Pang also notes that the Chinese are about to print the first of two volumes of excerpts from the astronomy bureaus of 25 dynasties as well as reports from provincial and local regions.
By that strict measure, some argue that there are very few sports dynasties in history.
In the mid-'90s, the Braves and Bills were considered budding dynasties.
If researchers are denied productive access to self-protective members of wealthy dynastic families, does this mean that the dynasties are themselves "decentered"?