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gauleiter

[gou-lahy-ter] /ˈgaʊˌlaɪ tər/
noun
1.
the leader or chief official of a political district under Nazi control.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < German, equivalent to Gau region + Leiter director
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British Dictionary definitions for gauleiter

Gauleiter

/ˈɡaʊˌlaɪtə/
noun
1.
a provincial governor in Germany under Hitler
2.
(sometimes not capital) (informal) a person in a position of petty or local authority who behaves in an overbearing authoritarian manner
Word Origin
from German, from Gau district + Leiterleader
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Contemporary definitions for gauleiter
noun

a district political official in Nazi Germany; by extension, a local official who is dictatorial

Word Origin

German gau 'administrative district' + leiter 'leader'

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