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dynast

[dahy-nast, -nuh st; British also din-ast] /ˈdaɪ næst, -nəst; British also ˈdɪn æst/
noun
1.
a ruler or potentate, especially a hereditary ruler.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin dynastēs < Greek dynástēs, equivalent to dýnas(thai) to rule + -tēs agent suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for dynast

dynast

/ˈdɪnəst; -æst/
noun
1.
a ruler, esp a hereditary one
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dynastēs, from Greek dunastēs, from dunasthai to be powerful
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Word Origin and History for dynast
n.

"hereditary ruler," 1630s, from Late Latin dynastes, from Greek dynastes (see dynasty).

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