warlord

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noun war·lord \ˈwȯr-ˌlȯrd\

Definition of warlord

  1. 1 :  a supreme military leader

  2. 2 :  a military commander exercising civil power by force usually in a limited area

warlordism

play \-ˌlȯr-ˌdi-zəm\ noun

1856

First Known Use of warlord

1856


WARLORD Defined for English Language Learners

warlord

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noun war·lord \ˈwȯr-ˌlȯrd\

Definition of warlord for English Language Learners

  • : a leader of a military group who is not officially recognized and who fights against other leaders, groups, or governments


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