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Definitiona powerful ruler — especially one who is unconstrained by law
- Without taking overmuch upon myself my good word will go far towards gaining any strange gentleman a fair reception from yonder potentate you wot of.Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (66% in)
- I went not into the forest to seek a potentate, neither do I, at any future time, design a visit thither, with a view to gaining the favour of such personage.Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (67% in)
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