from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A military commander exercising civil power in a region, whether in nominal allegiance to the national government or in defiance of it.
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- n. A high military officer in a warlike nation.
- n. A local ruler or bandit leader usually where the government is weak.
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- n. supreme military leader exercising civil power in a region especially one accountable to nobody when the central government is weak
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