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potentate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of potentate

  1. one who rules over a people with a sole, supreme, and usually hereditary authority <Charles inherited the position of potentate of the Holy Roman Empire from his grandfather, as well that of king of Spain from his father> Synonyms autocrat, monarch, ruler, sovereign (also sovran)Related Words coruler; Caesar, czar (also tsar or tzar), emir (or amir also ameer), emperor, empress, kaiser, khan, khedive, king, lord, mikado, mogul, prince, queen, satrap, shah, sultan, suzerain; authoritarian, Big Brother, despot, dictator, führer (or fuehrer), monocrat, overlord, paramount, tyrant




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