The definition of charisma is a special and rare charm held by someone that makes others want to follow or obey them.(noun)
President John F. Kennedy is an example of a leader with a lot of charisma.
See charisma in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. charismata
Origin: Gr(Ec), gift of God's grace < Gr, favor, grace < charizesthai, to show favor to < charis, grace, beauty, kindness < chairein, to rejoice at < IE base *ĝher-, to desire, like > yearn
See charisma in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. cha·ris·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
Origin: Greek kharisma, divine favor
Origin: , from kharizesthai, to favor
Origin: , from kharis, favor; see gher-2 in Indo-European roots.
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