Preponderancy
Preponderance Pre*pon"der*ance, Preponderancy Pre*pon"der*an*cy, n. [Cf. F. pr['e]pond['e]rance.] 1. The quality or state of being preponderant; superiority or excess of weight, influence, or power, etc.; an outweighing. [1913 Webster]

The mind should . . . reject or receive proportionably to the preponderancy of the greater grounds of probability. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

In a few weeks he had changed the relative position of all the states in Europe, and had restored the equilibrium which the preponderance of one power had destroyed. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. (Gun.) The excess of weight of that part of a canon behind the trunnions over that in front of them. [1913 Webster]


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