Definitions for potentateˈpoʊt nˌteɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

po•ten•tateˈpoʊt nˌteɪt(n.)

  1. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dictator, potentate(noun)

    a ruler who is unconstrained by law


  1. potentate(Noun)

    A powerful leader; a monarch; a ruler

Webster Dictionary

  1. Potentate(adj)

    one who is potent; one who possesses great power or sway; a prince, sovereign, or monarch


  1. Potentate

    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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