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

[Latin dynastēs, from Greek dunastēs, lord, from dunasthai, to be able; see deu- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈdɪnəst; -æst)
a ruler, esp a hereditary one
[C17: from Latin dynastēs, from Greek dunastēs, from dunasthai to be powerful]
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(ˈdaɪ næst, -nəst; Brit. also ˈdɪn æst)

a ruler or potentate, esp. a hereditary ruler.
[1625–35; < Latin dynastēs < Greek dynástēs ruler]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dynast - a hereditary ruler
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
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It should be clear by now that Modi is no aloof autocrat or emotionally underpowered dynast such as Indira Gandhi, the Indian prime minister to whom he is often and inaccurately compared.
We are not a dynast. We are already analysing in detail, till the booth level.
IANS Chikmagaluru In the final lap of his campaign blitz in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a sharp attack against Congress President Rahul Gandhi, saying a"dynast"aspiring to be the Prime Minister was sheer"arrogance".
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"He will be always seen as a dynast. But much will depend on how he delivers results for the party," said Gurpreet Mahajan, political studies professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.
New Delhi: The BJP and Congress were on Tuesday locked in a vitriolic spat over Rahul Gandhi's defence of dynastic politics, with the ruling party calling him a "failed dynast and politician", and questioning the propriety of his criticism of the Modi government on foreign soil.
Equally important was Tinguely's grand friendship with the legendary curator Pontus Hulten; both artist and museum dynast shared the belief that abstraction should not be rarified and difficult, are hence a fearful experience for a benighted "working class," but rather should be "fun"--as if the "blue collar" worker was ever excluded from the putative lucubration germane to modernism.
Every day has a transposition with one letter changed (DYNAST, YEOMAN, ESTUARY, SANDWEEDS, HYDRATES, MYRIAD, and SUDATORY), but only Sunday can change all its letters (MAUNDY, DYNAST, SUDARY, UNEASY, SUNDRY, DAUNTS.)