overlord









overlord


noun

  1. a person who is lord over another or over other lords: to obey the will of one’s sovereign and overlord.
  2. a person of great influence, authority, power, or the like: the overlords of industry.

verb (used with object)

  1. to rule or govern arbitrarily or tyrannically; domineer.

noun

  1. a supreme lord or master

n.c.1200, from over- + lord (n.). Chosen 1943 as the Allied code-word for the D-Day invasion of northern France.

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