noun \ˈō-vər-ˌlrd\

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

Full Definition of OVERLORD

:  a lord over other lords :  a lord paramount
a :  an absolute or supreme ruler
b :  one having great power or authority <a corporate overlord>
over·lord·ship \-ˌship, ˌō-vər-ˈ\ noun

Examples of OVERLORD

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

First Known Use of OVERLORD

13th century


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