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noun as in monarch


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Last week, the Potentate of Puzzles challenged five lucky citizens with a test.

Venezuela's oil potentate can't leave office quickly enough, but it might be a while.

He remains the unelected potentate of a draconian theocratic dictatorship.

Money became a potentate whose power is greater even than that of the president, controlling and outlasting any political fortune.

This again was used equally to denote a potentate of either sex, until at last we find the interjection dame!

What can be more eloquent than his defence of Benjamin, and his appeal to what seemed to him to be an Egyptian potentate!

As soon as the parties were brought in, the judicial potentate eyed them sternly for some time.

The American influence has been felt to such an extent that King Jazz is a universal potentate.

The great arch-ruler, potentate of hell, Tumbles when Bacon bids him, or his fiends Bow to the force of his pentageron.

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On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to potentate, such as: despot, autocrat, chief, chieftain, dictator, and emperor.

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