dynast

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dy·nast

 (dī′năst′, -nəst)
n.
A ruler, especially a hereditary one.

[Latin dynastēs, from Greek dunastēs, lord, from dunasthai, to be able; see deu- in Indo-European roots.]

dynast

(ˈdɪnəst; -æst)
n
a ruler, esp a hereditary one
[C17: from Latin dynastēs, from Greek dunastēs, from dunasthai to be powerful]

dy•nast

(ˈdaɪ næst, -nəst; Brit. also ˈdɪn æst)

n.
a ruler or potentate, esp. a hereditary ruler.
[1625–35; < Latin dynastēs < Greek dynástēs ruler]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dynast - a hereditary ruler
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"