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power broker

or pow·er·brok·er (pou′ər-brō′kər)
A person who exerts strong political or economic influence, especially by virtue of the individuals and votes he or she controls.


or pow′er bro`ker,

a person who wields power and influence, esp. a politician who controls votes.
[1960–65, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.powerbroker - a person who is important by virtue of the people or votes they control; "a power broker who does you a favor will expect you to return it"
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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Hines Interests is looking to sell its 600,000-square-foot tower at 750 Seventh Avenue and has tapped commercial powerbroker Darcy Stacom of CB Richard Ellis to handle the deal, sources told the Observer.
Summary: Fifa powerbroker Jack Warner has handed England's 2018 World Cup bid a significant boost after meeting Prime Minister David Cameron.
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For linking lax immigration to terrorism, Tancredo says he was told by administration powerbroker Karl Rove "never to darken the door of the White House again.
We had no political clout--a point the closeted Republican powerbroker Roy Cohn makes in Angels in America, another of the year's gayest achievements.
Defence Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer says Syria, the main powerbroker in Lebanon, and Iran have given Hizbollah permission to fire on Israeli positions.