Definitions for potentateˈpoʊt nˌteɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who possesses great power, as a sovereign, monarch, or ruler.
Origin of potentate:
1350–1400; ME < LL potentātus potentate, L: power, dominion. See potent1, -ate3
a ruler who is unconstrained by law
A powerful leader; a monarch; a ruler
one who is potent; one who possesses great power or sway; a prince, sovereign, or monarch
Potentate is a term for a person with potent, sometimes supreme, power. In Modern English the term is used to describe people with much political or business power.
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