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overlord

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noun over·lord \ˈō-vər-ˌlȯrd\

Simple Definition of overlord

  • : a person who has power over a large number of people

Full Definition of overlord

  1. 1 :  a lord over other lords :  a lord paramount

  2. 2 a :  an absolute or supreme ruler b :  one having great power or authority <a corporate overlord>

over·lord·ship play \-ˌship, ˌō-vər-ˈ\ noun

Examples of overlord

  1. He is the overlord of the underground gambling industry.



13th Century

First Known Use of overlord

13th century


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