power broker


: a person (as in politics) able to exert strong influence through control of votes or individuals

Examples of power broker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Oscar winner plays Macrinus, who’s described as a cruel power broker who keeps a stable of gladiators. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 July 2024 New Jersey Democratic power broker and insurance executive George Norcross pleaded not guilty to racketeering charges Tuesday morning, in his first court appearance since he was indicted last month as part of a widespread corruption scheme. David Matthews, New York Daily News, 9 July 2024 The iconic actor will portray Macrinus, a power broker who keeps a stable of gladiators. Okla Jones, Essence, 9 July 2024 Though the Times and many other outlets reported on Biden’s many lapses and concerns about his competency, Democratic power brokers declined for months and months to move against him. Erik Wemple, Washington Post, 8 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for power broker 

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of power broker was in 1961

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“Power broker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20broker. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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