Examples from the Web for potentate
Money became a potentate whose power is greater even than that of the president, controlling and outlasting any political fortune.
The injustice of that Potentate will not permit all to perish.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
The potentate of dry goods was drawing in his winnings, as Shirley leaned over Holloway's shoulder to dictate the missive.The Voice on the Wire|Eustace Hale Ball
What can be more eloquent than his defence of Benjamin, and his appeal to what seemed to him to be an Egyptian potentate!Beacon Lights of History, Volume II|John Lord
He would enter the College of Nobles, then he would pass to the Nunciature, and in a short while he would be a potentate.Csar or Nothing|Po Baroja Baroja
Wachique was set in front of her, to receive tante-gra'mère when the potentate's chrysalid should be lowered.Old Kaskaskia|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
British Dictionary definitions for potentate
Word Origin for potentate
Word Origin and History for potentate
c.1400, from Old French potentat and directly from Late Latin potentatus "a ruler," also "political power," from Latin potentatus "might, power, rule, dominion," from potentem (nominative potens) "powerful" (see potent).