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potentatenoun [C]

uk   /ˈpəʊ.tən.teɪt/  us   /ˈpoʊ.t̬ən-/ literary
a ​ruler who has a lot of ​power, ​especially one whose ​power is not ​limited, for ​example by the ​existence of a ​parliament
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