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powerbroker

or pow·er bro·ker

[ pou-er-broh-ker ]
/ ˈpaʊ ərˌbroʊ kər /
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noun

a person who wields great political, governmental, or financial power.

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Origin of powerbroker

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65; power + broker
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power broker

noun

a person with power and influence, esp one who operates behind the scenes
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