Overlord definition

ōvər-lôrd
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Any person having great authority or power over others.
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A lord having power or supremacy over other lords.
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One in a position of supremacy or domination over others.
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A lord ranking above other lords, esp. in the feudal system.
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A ruler of other rulers.

The various tribal chieftains met each spring to elect an overlord that would lead them in time of war.

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Anyone with overarching power or authority in a given domain.

The crusty old professor was overlord of the history department, and few dared to cross his will.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
overlord
Plural:
overlords

Origin of overlord

  • over- + lord

    From Wiktionary