Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of power broker.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who is important by virtue of the people or votes they control

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Examples

  • Kan needs a robust showing by the Democrats to fend off any post-election challenge from rivals within his party, such as powerbroker Ichiro Ozawa, that could make him the latest of the country's revolving-door leaders.

    Reuters: Top News

  • NAJAF, Iraq — Muqtada al-Sadr lambasted the American "enemy" in Iraq during his first speech in the country since returning from exile, fiery rhetoric from a new powerbroker in the government that will make it difficult to extend the U.S. military deployment beyond the end of this year.

    Iraqi Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr: "Resist The US By All Means Necessary"

  • Daley's entry into the White House marks President Obama's transition from political outsider to insider, and from South Side Chicago liberal to Downtown Chicago and Washington survivalist powerbroker intent on winning another term as president, even if that means alienating the left wing of his party.

    Bill Daley Named White House Chief Of Staff

  • Dutch minister Uri Rosenthal expressed the opposite view, shared by EU powerbroker Germany, the United States and Israel, that the Palestinians should refrain from unilateral moves and push to resume peace negotiations instead.

    EU states divided on Palestinian statehood bid

  • Her stance was supported by other government ministers, including Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten, who is seen as a Labor Party powerbroker.

    Australia's Gillard Dismisses Speculation

  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- President Cristina Fernandez has been re-elected with one of the widest victory margins in Argentine history by persuading voters that she alone, even without her late powerbroker husband, is best able to keep spreading the wealth of an economic boom.

    Argentina President Cristina Fernandez Re-election Fueled By Economic Boom

  • Conventional wisdom sets Mr Rupert Murdoch as powerbroker-in-chief.

    Tory press defenders of Middle England rail against the toffs

  • Some observers, though, questioned Mr. Bloomberg's role as powerbroker.

    Mayor's Picks Go Both Ways

  • It said Fumo, a wealthy longtime political powerbroker first elected to the senate in 1978, had been driven to acquire even more wealth and often professed to confidants a philosophy that one should only spend "other people's money" which he referred to as "OPM."

    Former Pennsylvania powerbroker to be resentenced

  • Being able, for example, to maintain good relations with both Iran and Israel Chen Bingde, the People's Liberation Army chief of staff was recently the guest of Benny Gantz, his Israeli counterpart, as well as with Tehran and Riyadh, Beijing is increasingly perceived in the Middle East as a factor of stability and a powerbroker.

    David Gosset: Chinese Prudence vs. US Recklessness

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