Definition of Potentate

1. Noun. A ruler who is unconstrained by law.




Definition of Potentate

1. n. One who is potent; one who possesses great power or sway; a prince, sovereign, or monarch.

Definition of Potentate

1. Noun. A powerful leader; a monarch; a ruler ¹

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Definition of Potentate

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Potentate

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Literary usage of Potentate

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1826)
"A sovereign is supreme tr -т his subjects ; a potentate is powerful b> uir-in.4 of his subjects. Every man hat ing independent power is ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1884)
"The building they were approaching belonged to a potentate, who lived at a great ... A few days preceding the Jolly-cum-pop's hunt, the potentate had ..."

3. The Laws of the United States of America by United States (1796)
"... and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, ... and particularly byname, the prince, potentate, ..."

4. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"Whenever any- ' thing was wanted to be done, as slackening the tow-rope ' or anything of that sort, our officers roared at this miser- ' able potentate, ..."

5. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1891)
"... that it is his bona fide intention to become a citizen,1 and to renounce his allegiance to any prince, potentate, or state, and particularly by name to ..."

6. A Student in Arms. 2d Series by Donald William Alers Hankey (1917)
"Only in Germany do you find a reasonable and progressive faith, ' It is necessary to state that The potentate was written before Sir James Barrie's play Der ..."

7. The Life of Lorenzo De' Medici, Called the Magnificent. by William Roscoe (1797)
"CHAP, and political knowledge was superior to that of any other H' potentate in Europe, must have been highly gratifying to the youthful ambition of Lorenzo ..."

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