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empire builder

noun
1.
a person who plans or works to extend dominion or control, as over territory, political organizations, or business enterprises.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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British Dictionary definitions for empire-builder

empire-builder

noun
1.
(informal) a person who seeks extra power for its own sake, esp by increasing the number of his subordinates or staff
Derived Forms
empire-building, noun, adjective
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