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(ă-send′) [L. ascendere, to climb up]
To move from the lower part of the body toward the head. Guillain-Barré syndrome is an example of an ascending paralysis, which begins in the feet and progresses upward to the muscles of the legs, abdomen, and chest.
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Any other royal currently on the line of succession is unlikely to ever ascend the throne.
PERTH, Australia: The British monarch's firstborn child, whether a girl or a boy, will ascend the throne under new succession rules approved Friday by Commonwealth nations, reversing centuries of tradition.
The film depicts the efforts of the royal house to correct a stammer in his speech when he was to ascend the throne following his brother Edward VIII's abdication in 1936.
A group of Japanese parliamentarians launched a nonpartisan league Tuesday to push to maintain Japan's traditional imperial succession rules allowing only males to ascend the throne.
1 percent of Japanese surveyed said they approved of having female monarchs and their descendants ascend the throne.
Princess Kiko's expected childbirth has exerted a major impact on the debate on revising the Imperial House Law, which allows only males who have emperors on their fathers' side to ascend the throne.
Now the government is considering changing the constitution to allow Aiko [EYE-koh], the daughter of Crown Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako, to ascend the throne after her father, who is next in line.
The preference for male rulers was enshrined in a 1947 law that forbids women to ascend the throne and reserves it for men who have emperors on their father's side.
As he would be the fourth Richard to ascend the throne would he be known as King Richard IVF?
When the perfect opportunity arises to kill the present king and ascend the throne himself, Macbeth is pushed and persuaded by his wife.
Her brother, Prince Clavor, is over his head in a bargain with the Scarran Diplomat, Sastaretski Cargn, to ascend the throne in her place.
D Awolowo persuaded him to ascend the throne of his forebears.