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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Supreme military leader exercising civil power in a region especially one accountable to nobody when the central government is weak.

Usage examples (35)
  • The term warlord is applied to the commanders of the Afghan resistance who fell out with each other after the defeat of the Soviets.
  • Another Northern Alliance warlord is running for first VP.
  • To break a warlord equilibrium, you need government.
  • Arnold says "To break a warlord equilibrium, you need government." for more
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