Until recently, the Hirst Spot paintings had frequently supplied the background in newspaper photographs of magnates on the go.
Whether or not all the magnates of Sweden were summoned to the diet is not known, but at any rate the peasantry were represented.
When there were magnates in Addington, James had been a poor boy.
Henceforth no magnates, either of Church or State, should stand between him and his subjects.
His fall, however, benefited only the magnates of the realm.
The magnates and men of high rank at his court received him with thunders of applause, for which he returned cordial thanks.
This filled up the cup of endurance of the magnates of the city.
magnates and burghers alike, seeing themselves betrayed, began to barricade their houses and streets.
The lives and estates of the magnates of the realm had been at his mercy.
This rather narrow body was created, we are told, to save the expense involved in too frequent meetings of the magnates.
mid-15c., "great man, noble, man of wealth," from Late Latin magnates, plural of magnas "great person, nobleman," from Latin magnus "great, large, big" (of size), "abundant" (of quantity), "great, considerable" (of value), "strong, powerful" (of force); of persons, "elder, aged," also, figuratively, "great, mighty, grand, important," from PIE *mag-no-, from root *meg- "great" (cf. Sanskrit maha-, mahat- "great;" Greek megas, fem. megale "great, large;" Gothic mikils, Old English micel "great, big, many;" see mickle).