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

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'At that time, only partial instalments under the account of cost of land including down payments could had been collected from the allottees of the residential plots by M/s Dynast Associates.
In Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, or Oman, the nation-state evolves in a political environment shaped by the dynast, his family, and their effective concentration of power.
Saint, regicide, sturdy soldier, would-be king and dynast, gentleman, hypocrite, friend of liberty, tyrant, equal-opportunity employer of military talent, dissembler, parliamentary stalwart, upstart -- these and others have been someone or another's vision of Oliver Cromwell.
"This 'naamdar' (dynast) said openly that he is running a campaign to defame and defeat me.
Over the weekend I met the wife of a candidate in a Metro Manila city, whose in-law is challenging a dynast for mayor in another city.
Summary: I am appalled at the media frenzy around this late entry of the last dynast of the Gandhi family (Indian politics looks more gracious with P...
Modi's taunts on Rahul Gandhi, the Congress president, in an attempt to make it a contest between Naamdar vs Kaamdar (dynast vs performer), didn't work.
On his part, Goyal hit back at Gandhi saying he had not learnt well"the art of living without working"and was"a kaamdaar (worker)"and"not a naamdaar (dynast)".
The previous power structure was best enunciated by a minor dynast, who admitted that all they had to do was to bow to one family for others to bow down to them.
She died in January 1589 and was thus spared witnessing Henry III's assassination in July and with it the extinction of Valois dynast), which she had ever striven to uphold.
Chikmagaluru, Karnataka: In the final lap of his campaign blitz in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a sharp attack against Congress president Rahul Gandhi, saying a "dynast" aspiring to be the prime minister was sheer "arrogance".
What more needs to be said of the fragility of the INC that just two words ' complete nonsense,' uttered as a personal opinion by a diffident dynast, have sent this grand old party and the government tottering.