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Meaning of POTENTATE

Pronunciation:  'powtn`teyt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a ruler who is unconstrained by law

POTENTATE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: dictator
 See Also: Adolf Hitler, autocrat, Baby Doc, Benito Mussolini, Der Fuhrer, despot, Duvalier, El Caudillo, Francisco Franco, Franco, Francois Duvalier, Hitler, Husain, Husayn, Hussein, Il Duce, Jean-Claude Duvalier, Mussolini, Papa Doc, ruler, Saddam bin Hussein at-Takriti, Saddam Hussein, shogun, swayer, Tojo, Tojo Eiki, Tojo Hideki, tyrant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Po"ten*tate\, n. [LL. potentatus, fr. potentare to
exercise power: cf. F. potentat. See {Potent}, a.]
One who is potent; one who possesses great power or sway; a
prince, sovereign, or monarch.

      The blessed and only potentate.          --1 Tim. vi.

      Cherub and seraph, potentates and thrones. --Milton.

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