dy·​nast | \ˈdī-ˌnast, -nəst\

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Up against such pressure, Mr. Bush seems to be embracing his inner dynast, joking about his family in speeches, pointing out relatives in his crowds and going out of his way to speak with pride about his father’s and brother’s achievements. Ashley Parker And Alexander Burns, New York Times, "Jeb Bush, With Assist From George, Goes After Donald Trump FEB. 15, 2016," 17 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use of dynast

1606, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dynast

Latin dynastes, from Greek dynastēs, from dynasthai to be able, have power

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