Meaning of “warlord” in the English Dictionary

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"warlord" in British English

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warlordnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwɔː.lɔːd/ us /ˈwɔːr.lɔːrd/ mainly disapproving

a military leader who controls a country or, more often, an area within a country

(Definition of “warlord” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"warlord" in American English

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warlordnoun [ C ]

us /ˈwɔrˌlɔrd/

a military leader who controls a country or, more frequently, an area within a country, esp. when the central government is not in control

(Definition of “warlord” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)