Origin of magnate
Related formsmag·nate·ship, noun
Can be confusedmagnate magnet
Examples from the Web for magnates
Until recently, the Hirst Spot paintings had frequently supplied the background in newspaper photographs of magnates on the go.
The town population are merchants and craftsmen, rarely or never nobles or magnates.English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century|James Anthony Froude
The Cathari continued to multiply under the avowed protection of Stephen and his magnates.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II|Henry Charles Lea
The party of the magnates was thus faithful to its traditions, in sacrificing patriotism to private interests.The Story of Norway|Hjalmar H. Boyesen
The great landowners, the magnates, whether moneyed or territorial, of the land will alone survive the general wreck.
Early the next year an embassy was sent to Russia led by the two magnates Einar and Kalf.Canute the Great|Laurence Marcellus Larson