What brought Stephanie Seymour and her magnate husband, Peter Brant, back together after an ugly divorce battle?
In 2006, the Left Front government invited the magnate Ratan Tata to set up his Nano factory at Singur.
He gained infamy (and a Lifetime movie) for pretending to be a magnate's heir.
mid-15c., "great man, noble, man of wealth," from Late Latin magnates, plural of magnas "great person, nobleman," from Latin magnus "great, large, big" (of size), "abundant" (of quantity), "great, considerable" (of value), "strong, powerful" (of force); of persons, "elder, aged," also, figuratively, "great, mighty, grand, important," from PIE *mag-no-, from root *meg- "great" (cf. Sanskrit maha-, mahat- "great;" Greek megas, fem. megale "great, large;" Gothic mikils, Old English micel "great, big, many;" see mickle).