Definition of magnate
- a railroad magnate
a studio magnate who had the biggest stars in Hollywood at his beck and call
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: a person who has great wealth and power in a particular business or industry
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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