Potentate



[poht-n-teyt] /ˈpoʊt nˌteɪt/

noun
1.
a person who possesses great power, as a sovereign, monarch, or ruler.
/ˈpəʊtənˌteɪt/
noun
1.
a person who possesses great power or authority, esp a ruler or monarch
n.

c.1400, from Old French potentat and directly from Late Latin potentatus “a ruler,” also “political power,” from Latin potentatus “might, power, rule, dominion,” from potentem (nominative potens) “powerful” (see potent).

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