DYNASTY (Gr. bu)acr€ia, sovereignty, the position of a iSv,vAarl7s, lord, ruler, from bivaaOac, to be able, buvaµcs, power), a family or line of rulers, a succession of sovereigns of a country belonging to a single family or tracing their descent to a common ancestor. The term is particularly used in the history of ancient Egypt as a convenient means of arranging the chronology.
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