Translation of potentate in Spanish:

potentate

potentado, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpoʊtnˌteɪt//ˈpəʊt(ə)nteɪt/

noun

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    potentado masculine
    potentada feminine
    • The power of a star on the set is tantamount to that of a potentate.
    • Elected officials come and go, but the military potentates, policies and budgets go on and on.
    • The Dutch tried to put it together and were able to keep it together through playing sultans and local princes and potentates off against one another for several centuries.
    • Elizabeth's refusal to alter with the times is characteristic of ageing potentates generally, but it ensured that few mourned her as she lay among her cushions.
    • And there are still the big-spending customers - potentates whose immeasurable wealth is coupled with discerning taste.
    • Renaissance potentates kept dwarfs, whom they dressed up, slobbered over, passed around at the dinner table, or presented as gifts to influential friends.
    • Back then, envoys from both powers criss-crossed this territory, hoping to curry favour with the regional potentates.
    • But there is no Caesar here, no master of empire, just minor potentates ruling an unstable bipolar turf with its black economy of police snitches and corrupt cops.
    • I recall focus groups in the last couple of weeks before election 2000, after the debates, when these swing voters were being fêted like visiting potentates by the networks.
    • Their faces were as immobile as those of potentates receiving tribute from conquered tribes.
    • Knighted by Queen Victoria in 1848, he made himself an independent potentate.
    • And their power-crazed heads obviously long to wear a crown, which is why they behave like old-style nawabs and potentates.
    • Lumps of capital investment from surprising places will also be discerned: the national investment portfolios of oil states, the capital-flight of third world potentates on the take.
    • Like Renaissance princes, its potentates create their own moral universe.
    • These states have remained theocracies, and so sharia, or Koranic law, remains the highest authority, even for secular potentates.
    • Chiefs and rajas, sultans and potentates succumbed to western authority with no apparent regret on the part of their subjects.
    • Perhaps a time bomb has been planted under the thrones of Arab potentates - kings, emirs and presidents.
    • Marco Polo, like many Europeans after him, remarked on the curious fact that local potentates wore minimal clothing with loads of jewellery.
    • He does, after all, have a few other things to do - like take congratulatory phone calls from the world's presidents and potentates.
    • It is very serious, very diplomatic-looking; you could imagine it being driven by foreign potentates and dictators.