Po"ten*tate (?), n. [LL. potentatus, fr. potentare to exercise power: cf. F. potentat. See Potent, a.]

One who is potent; one who possesses great power or sway; a prince, sovereign, or monarch.

The blessed and only potentate. 1 Tim. vi. 15.

Cherub and seraph, potentates and thrones. Milton.

 

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