warlord
noun Date: 1856 1. a supreme military leader 2. a military commander exercising civil power by force usually in a limited area • warlordism noun

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  • Warlord — (Englisch, so viel wie Kriegsherr) ist der Anführer eines Heeres, siehe Kriegsherr. der Name einer 1981 gegründeten Heavy Metal Band, in welcher zuletzt Hammerfall Sänger Joachim Cans gesungen hat, siehe Warlord (Band) der Name einer zwischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • warlord — (n.) 1856, from WAR (Cf. war) (n.) + LORD (Cf. lord) (n.). Often a translation of Ger. Kriegsherr or Chinese junfa …   Etymology dictionary

  • warlord — ► NOUN ▪ a military commander, especially one who autonomously commands a region …   English terms dictionary

  • warlord — [wôr′lôrd΄] n. 1. a high military officer in a warlike nation 2. an aggressive tyrant 3. a local ruler or bandit leader, as formerly in China, with some sort of military following in a district where the established government is weak warlordism… …   English World dictionary

  • Warlord — For other uses, see Warlord (disambiguation). A warlord is a person with power who has both military and civil[1] control over a subnational area due to armed forces loyal to the warlord and not to a central authority. The term can also mean one… …   Wikipedia

  • warlord — warlordism, n. /wawr lawrd /, n. 1. a military leader, esp. of a warlike nation. 2. a military commander who has seized power, esp. in one section of a country. 3. tuchun. [1855 60; WAR1 + LORD] * * * In China, an independent military commander… …   Universalium

  • warlord — [[t]wɔ͟ː(r)lɔː(r)d[/t]] warlords N COUNT (disapproval) If you describe a leader of a country or organization as a warlord, you are critical of them because they have achieved power by behaving in an aggressive and violent way. He had been a… …   English dictionary

  • warlord — UK [ˈwɔː(r)ˌlɔː(r)d] / US [ˈwɔrˌlɔrd] noun [countable] Word forms warlord : singular warlord plural warlords a) a military leader b) the leader of any group involved in fighting …   English dictionary

  • Warlord — War|lord 〈[wɔ:lɔ:d] m. 6〉 militärischer Machthaber, der (bes. in einem Bürger od. Guerillakrieg) außerhalb der offiziellen Regierungsmacht agiert ● er lebt wie ein Warlord im tiefsten Dschungel [engl.] * * * War|lord [ wɔ:lɔ:d ], der; s, s [engl …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Warlord — War|lord 〈[wɔ:lɔ:d] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 militärischer Machthaber, der (bes. in einem Bürger od. Guerillakrieg) außerhalb der offiziellen Regierungsmacht agiert; er lebt wie ein Warlord im Dschungel [Etym.: engl.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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