kingmaker


king·mak·er

noun \ˈkiŋ-ˌmā-kər\

: a powerful person or group who influences decisions about who will become political candidates

Full Definition of KINGMAKER

:  one having great influence over the choice of candidates for political office

First Known Use of KINGMAKER

1599

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