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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A military leader (as in a Latin-American country) usually of guerrilla or irregular forces loyal to him personally.

Usage examples (36)
  • In more institutionalized political cultures like Chile's or Mexico's, the term caudillo has become faintly derisive.
  • RN You seem to be fascinated by the charisma of the Latin American 'caudillo', leaders such as Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.
  • The Revolution is not based on any "caudillo" ideas or a personality cult; the Revolution is based on principles.
  • "caudillo" (political boss) from controlling the organisation. for more
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