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Dynasty

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  1. a succession of rulers who belong to the same family for generations

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    created by user picturefactobot on May 16, 2009
  2. the era during which a family reigned, as well as events, trends and artifacts of that period, e.g. "Ming dynasty vase"

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    created by user picturealex on May 16, 2009
  3. e.g. the House of Saud or House of Habsburg

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 6, 2008
  4. In the histories of Europe, much of Asia and some of Africa, ruling and noble houses have usually been patrilineal; inheritance and kinship being predominantly viewed and legally calculated through descent from a common ancestor in the male line

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 6, 2008
  5. Often, however, if the male lineage died out, descendants through females (and sometimes the females themselves) were recognized as entitled to inherit the dynasty's realms and/or wealth

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 6, 2008
  6. A ruler in a dynasty is sometimes referred to as a dynast, but this term is also used to describe any member of a reigning family who retains succession rights to a throne

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 6, 2008
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