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potentates

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plural of potentate

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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

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“Potentates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/potentates. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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