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POTENTATE. One who has a great power over, an extended country; a sovereign.
     2. By the naturalization laws, an alien is required, before he can be naturalized, to renounce all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereign whatever.

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And just don't get me started on the concept of "democracy" - a word/concept forever misused and maligned by every potentate and indeed aspiring politician throughout history.
The two forge an uneasy bond, and in the process Jackson learns that Kate has some insight which may help the hunters in their attempt to free other citizens from the tyranny of the Potentate.
The veteran PR potentate, whose miles-long roster of A-list clients includes Jennifer Aniston, stands to make a pretty penny on the property he picked up, per property records, in October 2002 for $752,000
Then Chief Rabban(First Vice President) Robert Herbert, approached Howard Swango, Director of the Stage Band and proposed a monthly dance night at the center during his term in 2015 as Potentate (President) of the Syria Shriners.
He may retain the multi-million pounds salary, five-star hotel rooms, chauffeur-driven limos and all the other jet-set perks of an elderly potentate, but in reality Blatter is a busted flush.
Richard Hannon appears to have found a good opening for Potentate in the rewards4racing.
10) precisely identified an underlying problem: "Inside the church the local bishop still reigns as an unchecked potentate .
At Lagerfeld and Chanel's launch of his exhibition "The Little Black Jacket" at the Swiss Institute Wednesday, the ponytailed potentate was followed by a staffer from catering company Olivier Cheng, whose sole task was holding a silver tray with one full glass of Pepsi Max in case The Kaiser found himself dehydrated.
will head Mr "Ma'am, it's King Kam-El-Shagga, the fabulously wealthy Arab potentate," announced Sir Tarquin.
It was comforting to finally hear that the Syrian potentate recognizes the truth about Lebanon.
What stunned me most was that among the nags having to rely on this charity to stay healthy were Potentate, a former smashing hurdler trained by Martin Pipe, and John Gosden's one time Royal Ascot winner High And Mighty.
When asked to greet his "brother" Manthia, the potentate signifies, "I don't know that Manthia.