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- noun A powerful adviser or decision maker who operates secretly or unofficially.
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- noun A
secretor unofficial decision- maker; the power behind the throne.
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- noun (French) a person who exercises power or influence in certain areas without holding an official position
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[French, the power behind the throne : éminence, power + grise, feminine of gris, gray, shadowy.]
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From French éminence ("power") + grise ("gray")
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