The definition of a magnate is someone who is influential and powerful in a specific field.(noun)
William Randolph Hearst is an example of a newspaper magnate.
See magnate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < LL magnas (pl. magnates), great man < L magnus, great: see magni-
See magnate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Middle English magnates, magnates
Origin: , from Late Latin magnātēs
Origin: , pl. of magnās, magnate
Origin: , from Latin magnus, great; see meg- in Indo-European roots.
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