One who possesses power.

I give thee charge in the sight of God..., who is the blessed and only POTENTATE, the King of kings, and Lord of lords. ( 1 Timothy 1:1 Jeremiah 6:13 Jeremiah 15 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Potentate'". A King James Dictionary.