Kingmaker



[king-mey-ker] /ˈkɪŋˌmeɪ kər/

noun
1.
a person who has great power and influence in the choice of a ruler, candidate for public office, business leader, or the like.
/ˈkɪŋˌmeɪkə/
noun
1.
a person who has control over appointments to positions of authority
n.

also king-maker, 1590s, originally in reference to the 15c. Earl of Warwick.

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