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kingmaker

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noun king·mak·er \ˈkiŋ-ˌmā-kər\

Simple Definition of kingmaker

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

Full Definition of kingmaker

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


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