Money became a potentate whose power is greater even than that of the president, controlling and outlasting any political fortune.
No potentate ever wore a crown more blissfully than Miss Georgina.
I don't know whether that potentate ever communicated with me.
Truly there must be something in blood, after all; for this potentate has but twenty-three thousand subjects to recommend him!
The potentate saw that flash of glory, and put himself "on-side."
Mrs. Stebbins wisely decided that this was not a good time to explore the soul of a possible Eastern potentate.
Having the potentate and the whole Nenni caste slaughtered isn't part of them.
Who was this potentate who dared desecrate the honored quiet of this loft?
The vassal of the king of France was now a European potentate.
"You look like an Eastern potentate, you are so silent and serious," she told him once.
c.1400, from Old French potentat and directly from Late Latin potentatus "a ruler," also "political power," from Latin potentatus "might, power, rule, dominion," from potentem (nominative potens) "powerful" (see potent).