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1. One who has the power and position to rule over others; a monarch.
2. One who dominates or leads a group or an endeavor: industrial potentates.
[Middle English potentat, from Old French, from Late Latin potentātus, from Latin, power, from potēns, present participle of posse, to be able; see potent.]
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who possesses great power or authority, esp a ruler or monarch
[C14: from Late Latin potentātus ruler, from Latin: rule, command, from potens powerful, from posse to be able]
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a person who possesses great power, as a sovereign, monarch, or ruler.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin potentātus potentate, Latin: power, dominion. See potent1, -ate3]
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|Noun||1.||potentate - a ruler who is unconstrained by law|
shogun - a hereditary military dictator of Japan; the shoguns ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867-68
strongman - a powerful political figure who rules by the exercise of force or violence; "he is determined to bring down the Iraqi strongman"
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potentate[ˈpəʊtənteɪt] N → potentado m
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potentate[ˈpəʊtənteɪt] n → potentat m
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n → Potentat m
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potentate[ˈpəʊt/ənˌteɪt] n → potentato
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