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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One who wields great power or sway; leader.

Usage examples (25)
  • Cesar Chavez was the potentate for the farm worker's movement for many years.
  • All expenses are picked up by taxpayers around the world and he has instant access to any foreign potentate, which is very helpful for his business interests
  • Switzerland is trying hard to shed its reputation as a favored location for "potentate"
  • Switzerland has traditionally been a favorite location for "potentate" money because of its banking secrecy rules. for more
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