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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The 1689 Bill of Rights contains the following oath: "I do declare that no foreign prince, person, prelate, state or potentate hath or ought to have jurisdiction, power, superiority, preeminence or authority within this Realm."
Former President of the Shrine Patrol Association of North America and Former Aid to the Potentate. Memorial Gathering Saturday, February 24th, from 1PM until the time of service at 1:45PM at the Medinah Shrine Center, 550 Shriners Drive, Addison, IL.
He said that Asfandyar Wali Khan has adopted the position of potentate within the party rank by imposing his will on party workers without hearing to others and planned sidelining the ideological leaders by replacing them with a bunch of turncoats, saying that he aroused objections on all the decisions of Asfandyar Wali Khan.
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 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.
The greatest benefit of all, if Connor was president, would be the "Potent Potentate" and "Esteemed Editor" Roy would finally get his blood pressure to return to a more acceptable level.
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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.