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war·lord

 (wôr′lôrd′)
n.
A military commander exercising civil power in a region, whether in nominal allegiance to the national government or in defiance of it.

war′lord′ism n.

warlord

(ˈwɔːˌlɔːd)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a military leader of a nation or part of a nation, esp one who is accountable to nobody when the central government is weak: the Chinese warlords.

war•lord

(ˈwɔrˌlɔrd)

n.
1. a military commander, esp. of a warlike nation.
2. (esp. formerly in China) a military commander who has seized control of a region in a country.
[1855–60]
war′lord`ism, n.

warlord

A military commander wielding civil power. Sometimes in nominal allegiance to the king or emperor, usually defying such control.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.warlord - supreme military leader exercising civil power in a region especially one accountable to nobody when the central government is weakwarlord - supreme military leader exercising civil power in a region especially one accountable to nobody when the central government is weak
military leader - a leader of military forces

warlord

noun military leader, general a dictator and warlord who had oppressed his people
Translations
قائِد عَسْكَري قوي جدا
generalhærfører
fõvezér
stríîsherra
vojenský diktátor
askerî önder
军阀軍閥

warlord

[ˈwɔːlɔːd] Ncaudillo m

war

(woː) noun
(an) armed struggle, especially between nations. Their leader has declared war on Britain; The larger army will win the war; the horrors of war; (also adjective) He is guilty of war crimes.
verbpast tense, past participle warred
to fight. The two countries have been warring constantly for generations.
ˈwarlike adjective
(negative unwarlike) fond of, or likely to begin, war. a warlike nation.
ˈwarrior (ˈwo-) noun
a soldier or skilled fighting man, especially in primitive societies. The chief of the tribe called his warriors together; (also adjective) a warrior prince.
war correspondent
a newspaper reporter who writes articles on a war especially from the scene of fighting.
ˈwar-cryplural ˈwar-cries noun
a shout used in battle as an encouragement to the soldiers. `For king and country' was the war-cry of the troops as they faced the enemy.
ˈwar-dance noun
a dance performed by the people of some primitive societies before going to war.
ˈwarfare noun
fighting, as in a war. He refused to fight, because he has religious objections to warfare.
ˈwarhead noun
the explosive section of a missile, torpedo etc. nuclear warheads.
ˈwarhorse noun
a horse used in battle.
ˈwarlord noun
a very powerful military leader.
ˈwarmonger noun
a person who encourages war(s), often for personal reasons.
ˈwarpaint noun
paint applied to the face etc by the people of some primitive societies before going into battle.
ˈwarship noun
a ship used in war or defence.
ˈwartime noun
the time during which a country, a people etc is at war. There is a great deal of hardship and misery in wartime; (also adjective) a wartime economy.
war of nerves
a war, contest etc in which each side tries to win by making the other nervous, eg by bluff, rather than by actually fighting. That game of chess was a war of nerves.
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