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Definition 1: a ruler who is unconstrained by law - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for potentate in the sense of this definition

(potentate is a kind of ...) a person who rules or commands

"swayer of the universe"

(... is a kind of potentate ) a hereditary military dictator of Japan; the shoguns ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867-68

(... is a kind of potentate ) a powerful political figure who rules by the exercise of force or violence

"he is determined to bring down the Iraqi strongman"

(... is a kind of potentate ) a cruel and oppressive dictator

(... is an instance of potentate) Italian fascist dictator (1883-1945)

(... is an instance of potentate) German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)

(... is an instance of potentate) Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)

(... is an instance of potentate) son and successor of Francois Duvalier as president of Haiti; he was overthrown by a mass uprising in 1986 (born in 1951)

(... is an instance of potentate) oppressive Haitian dictator (1907-1971)

(... is an instance of potentate) Japanese army officer who initiated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and who assumed dictatorial control of Japan during World War II; he was subsequently tried and executed as a war criminal (1884-1948)

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