Overman
Overman O"ver*man, n.; pl. {-men}. 1. One in authority over others; a chief; usually, an overseer or boss. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. An arbiter. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. In the philosophy of Nietzsche, a man of superior physique and powers capable of dominating others; one fitted to survive in an egoistic struggle for the mastery. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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