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mag•nate



Pronunciation: (mag'nāt, -nit), [key]
n.
1. a person of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular enterprise, field of business, etc.: a railroad magnate.
2. a person of eminence or distinction in any field: literary magnates.
3. a member of the former upper house in either the Polish or Hungarian parliament.

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